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Do you need an air vent with a gas fire?
Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020
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Besides, do you need an air brick with a gas fire?
EU regulations state that gas fires with less than 7Kw of input do not require extra ventilation or air bricks. As most modern houses are highly efficient and insulated and are sealed to prevent drafts, expert advice should always be taken and the installation of an air brick should be considered.
Also Know, does a 5kw stove need an air vent? In other words a 5kw stove has no air vent requirements, whilst a 6kw requires one 50p sized hole, a 7kw two 50p sized holes (or equivalent) etc.
Subsequently, one may also ask, does a Flueless Gas Fire need an air vent?
Flueless fires require an air vent leading from the room where it is located to the outside. A flueless fire can only be used with other heat sources as well. It is not possible to use as the primary heating supply. There must be radiators or another heat source to enable installation.
How do you vent a gas fireplace?
Here's how it works:
- Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces – most are vented to the outdoors horizontally directly through the wall, but they can also be routed vertically through the roof.
- Wood Fireplaces and Stoves – venting must be terminated to the outdoors vertically.