What's The Difference In Vent Type
Vented Gas Logs
Requirement: A fully functioning fireplace with a working chimney
If you have a functioning fireplace and love the look of real wood, vented gas logs may be the choice for you. Vented gas logs offer the most realistic flame, as the fire wraps around the logs like they would in a real wood fire. This process produces CO (carbon monoxide) emissions that can be very dangerous if not properly vented to the outside through an open chimney.
Since you need the damper or flue to be open, you also lose a lot of heat which is why vented gas logs are mainly considered a decorative appliance. You can rearrange the logs in any position you want and can even add decorative gas log accessories such as twigs, branches, and pine cones to completely customize your fireplace. Take a look at our top 5 vented gas logs to get started!
• Most realistic looking gas logs, boasting fine detail in the logs and dynamic flames.
• They make use of an existing fully functioning wood burning fireplace.
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Ventless Gas Logs
If you’re looking for an efficient way to heat your home, ventless gas logs may be a great option for you. Unlike their vented counterparts, ventless gas logs don’t need a chimney or flue to function (though they can be installed in a functional fireplace with the damper open or closed). Because of this, most of the heat stays in your home and serves as a great way to heat a space. What you gain in room heating you lose a bit in appearance as ventless gas logs tend to be a little less realistic.
To avoid carbon monoxide emissions, the flame has to avoid touching the logs. The gas logs must be installed, and must remain, in the arrangement specified by the manufacturer. Lucky for you, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! We’ve compiled the top 10 ventless gas log sets so you can still enjoy a beautiful ventless gas log set while heating your home.
• Greater heat output makes them a great way to warm your home quickly and efficiently.
• They do not need to be installed in a fully functioning wood burning fireplace.
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