What's The Difference In Vent Type
Vented Gas Logs are designed to be installed in a fully functioning wood burning fireplace. Vented Gas Logs cannot be installed into a gas, b-vent or direct vent fireplace. They often have a more realistic and natural-looking flame. The flames wrap around the gas logs which produces carbon monoxide, just like burning real wood, so they must be burned with the damper open. Because Vented Gas Logs require the damper to be open, a good portion of the heat generated is exhausted out of the chimney. This is why they are classified as a decorative appliance. What you lose in heat you gain in beauty, realism, and customization. Vented Gas Logs can be repositioned any way that you want them to be and you can even add gas log accessories such as twigs, branches, and pinecones to complete the look.
• 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.
Ventless gas logs do not have to be installed in a fully functioning wood burning fireplace. They can be installed in just about any fireplace or firebox because ventilation is not a concern. Ventless gas logs have an ODS (Oxygen Depletion System) that measures the amount of oxygen in the room and turns the burner off before the oxygen in the room reaches unsafe levels. Ventless gas logs are primarily a heating appliance. The heat circulates the room instead of going up the chimney, creating a highly efficient heat source. They cannot be repositioned and need to remain in the manufacturer’s specified position to avoid unnecessary flame impingement, which creates excess carbon monoxide. What you lose in realism you gain in heating and convenience. Please be sure to check local codes as certain states and cities do not allow the use of ventless gas logs.
• 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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