Vent-free supplemental gas heating appliances are a beautiful, clean and highly efficient way to add some extra warmth to any home. There is something inherently special and calming about the heat of an open flame. Despite becoming more of a luxury than a necessity in today’s modern world, fireplaces will never fully vanish.

Like any important purchase, before buying and installing a vent-free appliance, is advisable to do some basic research. This is especially true if you are unsure about the legality of the heaters for your state’s regulations or local building codes.

Often, local building code regulations will dictate where you can install and operate the appliance. Be sure to look into this. The most common of these restrictions are the bedrooms and the bathrooms of your home. Vent-free appliances are banned in bathrooms and bedrooms in some states. If allowed, bedroom heaters generally cannot exceed 10,000 BTUs of heat output while bathrooms tend to be around 6000 BTUs. For those unfamiliar, the BTU, British thermal unit, is a traditional unit of energy equal to about 1055 joules. It is the amount of energy needed to heat one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. In North America, BTU is used to describe the heat value (energy content) of fuels.

Our vent-free appliances are legal in almost all states across the country. California, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Massachusetts have imposed some limitations on their use. Specific cities and counties also have their own restrictions and laws regarding vent-free heat.
Regardless of governmental rules and regulations, the vent-free appliances on this website are designed for safety. Each appliance is equipped with a safety pilot to stop gas flow should the flame ever go out. Each unit also has an Oxygen Depletion System or O.D.S. that monitors the oxygen level and disables the appliance well before it becomes dangerously low. Any homeowners with a fuel burning appliance to have a carbon monoxide detector installed as a precautionary measure.