Vented Vs. Unvented Appliances

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Tri Gas & Oil provides various products with numerous options that ensure you always have the warmth you deserve. These products include our tankless water heaters and space heaters, along with fireplace inserts, and log sets. Each of the products we carry is designed to fulfill your heating needs in different ways. There are two categories in which our products fall: vented appliances and unvented appliances. It is important to know what sets these two categories apart from each other, so that you can choose the right product for your unique lifestyle. Your propane company in Maryland is here to give you all the facts you need on the differences between vented and unvented appliances.

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Vented Appliances

The term “vented” refers to a fireplace or space heater that has a hood, shield, chimney, or other component that will direct the heat outwards and divert any hazardous fumes at the same time. The vented appliance is intended to be a heat source for a large area such as an entire home or business. Another aspect of these appliances is that many state and local codes only allow vented heating units to be within a home. As you are researching appliances for your home, the professionals at your local propane company in Maryland recommend that you look over the codes in your area to learn if a vented appliance is required. We also will be glad to answer any questions you might have.

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Unvented Appliances

Since no venting is needed, unvented appliances typically can be quickly installed and are cost-effective. However, unvented appliances are intended to only heat compact areas, single rooms or offices, that the heat will stay right with you. Most unvented space heaters do not require electricity to operate, which means they will still operate even in the case of a power outage. At Tri Gas & Oil, we will be certain to further discuss the advantages and applications for an unvented appliance.

As you can see, there are benefits and differences between vented appliances and unvented appliances. Be sure to contact the expert team at your local propane company in Maryland and find out which appliance will best meet your heating needs!

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