Vented Or Vent Free – The Gas Log Breakdown

Okay so you think you might want gas logs but you’re really not even sure what the heck that means… Well… Here let me help you.

Gas logs are a quick and cheaper way to either heat your home or to add some cool flare to your already sweet style.

Gas logs come in two varieties…. VENTED and VENT FREE. Now I know what you are thinking… So what does that mean?

Vented gas logs need a fully functional wood burning fireplace, and vent free gas logs can be installed in either a wood burning fireplace, or a vent less fireplace (in other words doesn’t have a flue). Vent free gas logs will produce more heat, while vented gas logs tend to look much more realistic.

We do not recommend vent free gas logs for ANYONE who may have breathing problems or health issues.  But Vent Free Log sets can be vented if installed in a functional wood burning fireplace.  Vent Free Gas Logs use much less gas than vented log sets.

Almost all gas logs (vented or vent free that is remote ready) can be put on a remote WHICH IS COOL because you can seriously just hit a button and BAM you’ve got fire!

Now there are seriously TONS of other cool things you can do to your Vented Gas Logs that you either purchase or maybe you just want your current set jazzed up.

  1. Add more glowing embers.
  2. Have our service dudes come out and fix or adjust the logs themselves (please let us do this getting the flame and combustion right is critical for safety – We aren’t joking here.)
  3. Add log enhancers like sea shells or rocks (again, all this stuff is MADE for going into your fireplace so don’t toss in those shells you brought back from Florida into your fireplace).
  4. Use fire glass instead of logs – Special made glass that is full of bright colors to add a more modern look.

With Vent Free Logs the Log Placement is absolutely critical, and the amount of embers are very specific.  The only decor that can be added would be around on the floor of the fireplace itself,  around the log set.

Again when thinking about adding anything like this please EMAIL us with pictures or call us (1-419-531-6622) and we can walk you through everything you need to know before you buy!

Education is key to understanding your gas log set and as always WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!

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9 Replies to “Vented Or Vent Free – The Gas Log Breakdown”

  1. I purchased a house in Findlay back in June of 2016. In the basement there is a Vent less fireplace. I don’t know much about these. Are there any precautions I should be aware of when using the ventless fireplace. I did not use it last year. That you for your time and cooperation.

    David Sweet

  2. Hi David,
    Sorry I am just now seeing this comment, I promise to be better next time. Anyway, as for your ventless fireplace in the basement just remember that a ventless unit uses the oxygen in the room and will sometimes smell (burning dust, dirt, and other pollutants), so on that note it can enhance your allergies. If you have a damp basement it will actually increase the moisture so a dehumidifier would be recommended. And as always it should be cleaned annually (once a year by a trained pro). Other than that you should be good and when in doubt give us a call at 419-531-6622

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