Since 1980, vent-free gas space heaters, fireplaces, logs, inserts and stoves have been used for supplemental heating in more than 10 million American homes, the alliance says.
The appliances are 99% energy efficient, enabling home owners to reduce heating costs by turning down the thermostat. Most vent-free gas products do not use electricity, so they are a reliable source of heat even during severe electric power outages.
Vent-free products are as much as 60% less expensive to install than traditional masonry fireplaces, the alliance adds.
The following information is available online from the alliance:
Further information is also available by e-mailing Mary Carson.
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