Sunday, October 7, 2012

Types of Modern Ventless Fireplaces

If you are like most others, when you start shopping for modern ventless fireplaces you will likely be pretty surprised at the selection. Few people are prepared to be faced with so many options, which in return require an awful lot of decisions. Having a general idea of what you are looking for will help to make the shopping process significantly easier.

Choose a Fuel Source

The last thing you want to do is buy a wall fireplace, only to discover that it is not really the fuel source you had in mind. Some people don't realize there are a few different fuel sources, so they get so wrapped up in shopping specifically for wall, floor or tabletop varieties that they don't pay attention to whether they will need electricity, gel or biofuel to power it.

    Electric - You really can't go wrong with electric fireplaces. They are inexpensive to operate, maintenance-free and many let you turn the heat off to simply enjoy the flame, if you choose. The only thing that you need to consider is that if you are shopping to buy a wall fireplace for a particular wall, you need to make sure it has an electrical outlet.
    Gel - This is a very popular fuel source for those shopping for modern ventless fireplaces. Gel is derived from alcohol, which is a clean-burning fuel source. With these fireplaces, you simply need to add cans of gel, and then replace them when they are empty.
    Biofuel - Like gel, biofuel modern ventless fireplaces are also environmentally friendly. Biofuel comes from sustainable crops. It also burns clean, and does not create any smoke or emit any toxins. You pour in the biofuel, and you enjoy your fire. There is never any mess to clean.


Once you choose your fuel source, then you will be able to focus on the style you want. Modern ventless fireplaces are available as wall, floor or tabletop varieties, however those specifically looking for something contemporary tend to buy a wall fireplace.

    Wall - All you need to enjoy one of these fireplaces is a little wall space. Therefore, even a small room with no available floor space can still accommodate one. These can be placed in any size room, from a bathroom to a large loft apartment.
    Floor - If you have a little floor space available, why not put it to good use with a fireplace? There are even some that squeeze in a corner or double as an entertainment center.
    Tabletop - Why settle for candles when you can have a stunning piece of art that provides a warm dancing flame? These can be scattered around the home, and most are portable, so they can be enjoyed on your patio, and then brought back in when you come inside.

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