In order to know which model of vent free fireplace is right for your home, you should consider the amount of BTUs necessary to heat your home. BTU stands for “British Thermal Units”, a standard unit of heat measurement that represents the amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit. The efficiency and heating capabilities of each vent free appliance is measured in BTUs.

In order to determine how many BTUs it will take to efficiently heat your home, first calculate the Total Cubic Footage of the area (or “zone”) in your home that will ideally be heated by your vent free fireplace. Keep in mind that this area should be an open space where heat can easily flow. In other words, do not include rooms that are separated by doors into this formula. Measure the length, width, and height of each of the rooms included in this open space.

Formula for Total Cubic Footage:
length x width x height= Total Cubic Footage

Once you have determined the Total Cubic Footage, use the BTU formula in order to know how many BTUs you will need for your vent free unit.

Formula for BTUs
Total Cubic Footage x 3.4BTU = Total BTUs

After you have determined the correct number of BTUs for your home, feel free to browse our products in order to find a vent free fireplace system with the correct amount of BTUs for your needs. Purchasing a vent free fireplace with the correct number of BTUs will ensure that you use the most efficient amount of gas and energy in order to heat a “zone” in your home. Still having trouble determining which BTU rate is right for your home? Never hesitate to contact us with any of your questions regarding BTUs or other aspects of vent free appliances. You may contact us either by clicking here or by phone.