What Is a Ventless Gel Fireplace?
A fireplace that uses gel fuel is an excellent and easy alternative to having a real fireplace. There is no smoke or soot, which is created by a real fire, but you have a realistic fire, making a popping and crackling sound that creates a warm and soothing atmosphere in your home.
Ventless fireplace gel can be used in any room to complete the installation of interior design that simply requires a screwdriver and can be installed in minutes to hours. No need for an outside ventilation system a traditional fireplace requires. Unlike wood burning fireplaces, a ventless fireplace uses natural gas or gel fuel for the production of heat. This combustion technology has a significantly lower emissions rate that does not require a chimney or duct system. There are many different styles, such as the creation of a traditional mantle, corner fireplaces, wall hanging, personal, plus free standing fireplaces. These are made in various colors, finishes with varying costs. Real Flame has been a premier provider for more than 25 years.
Gel fuel is used, which is made from isopropyl alcohol, commonly known as rubbing alcohol with a thickener added to establish a gelled product. Because of its chemical composition, it is non-toxic and burns very clean, leaving no ash, soot or carbon monoxide behind. Real Flame fuel creates large red, orange and yellow flames creating an added warmth and ambience to any room. This fuel is sold in cans and pourable bottles.
Ventless fireplaces are safe to use, providing you follow the safety rules and instructions of the manufacturer. The prices of these fireplaces are as low as $40 up to $1,000 or more depending on what fits your budget and your decor. They produce less heat than a traditional fireplace and must be used as and a secondary source of heat. Ventless fireplaces can be used during a power outage as a source of heat, but not used as a source of heat for a long period of time.