We offer Vent-Free Inserts in two sizes (20,000 BTUs and 28,000 BTUs) and in two styles (traditional and contemporary) –
so you are sure to find one to fit your existing wood-burning fireplace.
A 10,000 BTUs contemporary system is available for bedroom applications – where allowed by codes.
Our Franklin Vent-Free inserts feature Banded Brick Liners, with hand-painted ceramic fiber logs on a variable-flame burner.
The unique Slope Glaze Burner produces natural flickering flames.
The Loft Series Vent-Free Insert features a contemporary linear burner in a sleek, black firebox that reflects the flames to
create depth and visual interest.
A fine mesh barrier screen comes standard with all models.
Your Franklin or Loft fireplace insert lights at the flick of a switch to produce consistent, reliable heat, even when electric
power fails. Add the convenience of an optional thermostat, wireless wall thermostat, remote control, or thermostat remote
control, and enjoy all the comfort of a warm fire without the mess and hassle.
Your Remote-Ready Millivolt Franklin or Loft Insert works with any of our battery operated Thermostat Remote Controls, or
connects to a simple wall switch or wall thermostat.
The Intermittent Pilot models save even more energy by eliminating the standing pilot – yet can still operate in a power
outage with a battery backup.
Loft 28,000 BTUs Vent-Free Fireplace Insert shown with 4-sided metal surround.
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Surrounds & Shrouds
Your new Vent-Free insert will require a surround kit to conceal the original fireplace opening. For Franklin and Loft
models, choose one of our steel surrounds in either 3-sided or 4-sided configurations. Franklin models also have the option
of an old-world style three-piece cast iron surround.
For installations where you require a larger surround, we offer optional custom metal surrounds.
To cover larger hearth openings, install the optional shroud. At 48 inches wide and just under 38 inches tall, it provides a
clean transition between the surround and the existing fireplace.
Minimum Fireplace Opening Dimensions
Model Height Front Width Depth Rear Width
VFPC20IN 19-3/8 27-1/2 13-1/2 15-3/4
VFPC28IN 22-3/8 30-1/2 15 19
These are the minimum dimensions of a fireplace that the fireplace insert will fit into. It allows room for the box and
the fireplace surround to fit onto the front of the unit. It is not intended to be used for framing dimensions.