Gas Stoves - Vent Free vs Direct Vent
I want to install a gas (LP) stove in our newly remodeled dining room, which is approx 350 sq ft. The room has three openings into other areas...each opeing with a door...so the room can be closed off completely but ideally I would like some heat to transfer to other areas. It's a two-story farmhouse built in the 1840s. The stove will be used to supplement the current heating system and used only on weekends so will get limited use. And winters can get cold.
The quandry is I cannot decide if I should get a Vent Free or a Rear Direct Vent unit. I'm leaning towards the vent free but have some reservations. Does anyone have a vent free who can offer some practical advice? I keep feeling the sales people at the various stores I've been to aren't being completely up front so I'm hoping you smart folks who vist this website can help me!
Oh, and any advice on brands and BTU/heat output is welcomed as well.