Who says that in order to have a well working and efficient fireplace you have to actually have fire? The ventless gel fireplaces are the next best thing to the electric fireplace that you are able to use when you do not want all of the hassle and the heat of a real fireplace. Unlike most though it does not use gas or electricity to function. Instead it uses a special type of gel fuel.
The biggest advantage to using this type of fireplace is how portable it is. These can cost between $200 to $1,000 depending on the size that you purchase and the quality of the materials used to make it. They do not require to be plugged into an electrical outlet or up to a gas line. The gel fuel comes in cans that is hidden in between the fire resistant logs inside of the fireplace.
They are designed to be lightweight and can be moved into any room in the house or taken with you when you change homes. These are also the easiest fireplace to clean. You do not have to worry about wiping off ash or soot or cleaning out the chimney every few months.
One of the biggest disadvantages to the gel ventless fireplace is how small it is. They produce little to no heat and are not able to be used as your main source of heat or even your secondary source of heat. The fuel burns safely inside of your home and does not produce any type of pollution. However, it will produce the amount of moisture in the air and make some people uncomfortable.
The bulk of these fireplaces come available already assembled. It is up to you to choose the design that you wish to use in your home and to make sure that the area is large enough to hold it. To go along with your fireplace you will want to purchase the gel fuel – which costs around $40 for twenty five cans and gel fireplace logs which can cost $50 to $200 for a whole set.