Venting Options

Purchasing a fireplace is an important decision, and information is a powerful ally. The right fireplace will complement your décor, supplement your heating appliances and maintain safe air quality throughout your house. Find all that you’re looking for and more right here, or contact your Authorized Mendota® Dealer.

Venting Options

Direct Vent

Direct vent fireplaces draw combustion air from the outdoors and exhaust their combustion products to the outdoors—eliminating the need for a chimney. The combustion system should be sealed from the living area to assure high air quality, maximum efficiency and trouble-free operation in today’s tightly insulated homes.

Mendota’s sealed combustion, direct vent system draws air for combustion from outside the home into a sealed firebox. Exhaust is expelled through a separate vent. Room air is heated and recirculated. The system keeps warm air in and cold air out.

Vent Free

Another industry option is vent-free, ventless or unvented gas fireplaces. This kind of fireplace is designed to draw and expel combustion gasses and moisture directly into the room. While some manufacturers claim that vent-free fireplaces burn hot enough for complete fuel combustion, we’ve found that carbon monoxide gasses can still linger in your living area. At Mendota, we do not manufacture this type of gas fireplace. In fact, fireplaces and stoves without proper ventilation are illegal in many states and municipalities.

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