Re: Gas Stoves - Vent Free vs Direct Vent
I have a vent free LP gas log fireplace that we have been using for years with no problems. Ours is an old house built in 1870. We have insulated and sealed it up as best we can but like most old houses it still leaks.
Caution 1-never use a vent free in a closed room, oxygen deplition is the problem even if it has an oxygen deplition sensor.
Caution 2-is your house is really sealed up it will give off a lot of moisture, usually not a problem during the dry heat winter unless it's run all the time.
Caution 3-Proper maintenance is a must with a vent free fireplace although not a big chore.
Get one that will work without a blower, that way you have heat if the electric is off, but one that has a thermostatic control.
IMHO in your particular case it sounds like a vent free would be fine just don't close the doors.
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