Vent-free fireplaces use either natural gas or propane and don't require a chimney to work properly. You can place these fireplaces just about anywhere in a home or business without needing major construction for venting. As an added bonus, vent-free systems are very efficient at heat production as compared to traditional fireplaces and have low operating costs
(1)Decide on your new fireplace and purchase your vent-free unit.
Read More There are many available styles of mantels and trim options to match your decor and budget Fireboxes can be plain or ornate but the size you purchase needs to correspond to the size of the room and the amount of heat you want. Decide on the firebox before deciding on a mantel to ensure you purchase the correct size mantel for the firebox.(2)Determine if a vent free system will meet your needs. If you live in a humid area you may need to purchase a dehumidifier as vent-free units can increase indoor humidity. You should also contact your local municipality's building department to see if a vent-free system can be used safely in your home.
(3)Contact a licensed plumber or HVAC technician familiar with gas line installations. Have him install a new connection where the fireplace will sit or ensure an existing connection is in proper working order
(4)Inspect the unit upon delivery. Ensure you have all the necessary pieces for installation and that they're not damaged.
(5)Situate the fireplace base and your chosen hearth against the wall in the area you've selected. The hearth is the elevated noncombustible area in front of the fireplace.
(6)Place the firebox on top of the hearth, and connect the gas line.
(7)Move your mantel so that it lies around the firebox, and install the trim and accessories, such as doors and vent-free fire logs.