Here at Mr. Vent Free, we include a remote control with every vent-free appliance we ship. We believe in ensuring you have this convenient tool to use with your new vent-free stove, fireplace or heater. Vent-free appliances are automatically more convenient than other choices because:

  • Unlike wood or pellet stoves, there are no ashes to clean up and no wood to lug around.
  • Unlike heating units that require a vent, a vent-free appliance can be installed almost anywhere. No need to worry about where to put the chimney. This is because of their superior efficiency – they do not generate any significant indoor air pollution.
  • Vent-free natural gas units use a fuel that is pumped into half the households in the US.
  • Vent-free propane units have a tank conveniently located outside the home that is easily refilled.
  • Vent-free electric units simply plug in – all homes have electricity.

We want you to have instant heat and light from anywhere in the room, at the touch of a button. Why should you have to jump up to turn on or adjust your supplemental heating unit? Our vent-free remote control lets you switch on the unit anytime you want. Press simple buttons to set the heat level. Depending on your model, you could also adjust flame height, lighting, temperature and fan speed.

The remote control unit includes a hand-held transmitter that talks to a small receiver box. This receiver box connects to the vent-free appliance. The remote control and sometimes the receiver run on small batteries. Some heating units require a receiver with batteries, and some do not. We will send you the right one when you order. Depending on how often you use them, you can expect six to twelve months of time between battery changes.

The receiver is easy to set up. It needs to be installed near the fireplace. On most vent-free appliances, it can be placed discreetly underneath the heater. Once it is in place and the unit is hooked up, you can test the remote.

Remember, if the batteries run out, you can easily use the controls directly built into the unit. Also, the remote will continue to operate during a power outage so long as there is battery power and the receiver is getting power.

The remote control has a range of twenty-five feet. This should easily be in the heating range of your unit. Just like your television’s remote control, the remote needs to be pointed in the general direction of the heat source.

vent-free remote controlOnce in a while, Mr. Vent Free’s free remote control may experience interference from other devices. For example, garage door openers, TV remotes, and even network routers can operate on the same frequency as the heating remote. They may unintentionally turn the heating unit on or off. This is easily fixed by choosing a different frequency for the fireplace remote. Experiment to find a frequency that no one else is using. If you live in an apartment or duplex with close neighbors, their remote can also interfere. Therefore, simply switch the receiver to “off” if you will be out of the home for an extended period.

A troubleshooting guide should be in the manual – basically, checking the batteries and making sure both devices are turned on solves most problems. It is not too often that remotes under warranty needs replacing, but this can happen if there is indeed a manufacturer’s defect.

We want you to be happy with your new heating unit, so that’s why we always include the remote free. Give us a call at (845) 452-8444. After hours, fill in our contact form.