I am converting my fireplace to gas. Could you explain the pros and cons of vented versus non-vented logs.
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 02:46 PM

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Please see the following description from our website: Here is a brief explanation of what to consider when purchasing gas logs for your fireplace. Vented Gas Logs - Vented gas logs are to be used with an open chimney flue or damper. The decorative fire they produce is large and realistic, but does not work as a very efficient heating source, as most of the heat escapes through the chimney. To produce this realistic flame, the logs also use more gas. Vent-Free/Ventless Gas Logs - Ventless gas logs do not require a vent, like a chimney, to operate. This means that most of the heat generated stays in your home, and may actually save you money on your heating bill. They're also a much better choice for the environment, because the harmful by-products are not released into the atmosphere. Some even have a thermostat to control the temperature. However, the fire does not look as real as a vented gas log, and they add moisture to the air. This can cause mildew if the proper precautions are not taken. Another major concern is that these logs use oxygen to burn cleanly, and if they are burned for too long without introducing clean air into the room they can pose a danger. It is therefore crucial to install a carbon monoxide detector into any room using vent free gas logs.

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