Are Ventless Gas Fireplaces Safe?

Answer Ventless gas fireplaces are extremely efficient since all heat and exhaust is recycled into the room, rather than out a vent or up a chimney. Some wonder if these fireplaces are safe, since burning... Read More »

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Are ventless heaters safe?

On One Hand: Ventless Heaters Can Be DangerousBecause ventless heaters have no flues, they vent combustion gases directly into a building's air supply. One of these gases can be carbon monoxide, wh... Read More »

Are ventless propane heaters safe?

On One Hand: There Are Minor Risks from CO and HumidityLike all ventless heating systems, a ventless propane heater lacks a chimney or flue, so it dumps its exhaust indoors. Propane heaters are ext... Read More »

Is pitch safe for fireplaces?

Creosote, a tarry and flammable byproduct resulting from burning wood, builds up in chimneys and fireplaces over time. It can be a health and safety hazard because creosote deposits can impede air ... Read More »

Are electric fireplaces safe?

On One Hand: An Element of RiskElectric fireplaces are safe. They are UL-rated for safety and there are no real flames, according to home improvement website The simulated flames and f... Read More »