Gas Log Sets are usually divided into two categories, Vented and Vent Free. Each venting option has its advantages. If you are choosing gas fire products for an existing fireplace, check to see which venting system is currently in place. If you are choosing fireplace products for a new fireplace consider the differences between these two options.
Vent Free Gas Log Sets
Among the easiest, most affordable and most attractive of all hearth products, vent free log sets are a perfect solution to add abundant heat to your space. If you already have an existing masonry or pre-fabricated wood burning fireplace and are tired of chopping, curing and burning wood, a vent free gas log set can replace all that simply be adding a gas line. And the real bonus is that at 99.9% efficient, our gas logs are more than just pretty. All the heat they generate is coming right back at you, not flying up the chimney and into the ether.
Vented Gas Log Sets
Vented gas logs are designed to be installed in wood burning fireplaces where the chimney and fireplace are in good condition to safely burn wood. You CANNOT install a vented gas log in a fireplace that was NOT designed to burn wood. If you have a gas fireplace, you cannot replace the log set with a vented gas log, it is unsafe. Also, you cannot install a gas log in a wood stove.
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