Vented vs. Vent–Free: Which Gas Logs are the Best?
Vented gas logs must be burned in a fireplace that is able to burn real wood, and must be burned with the damper open. While this is a viable option for many homes, it means that most of the heat from the fire using these types of gas logs will be lost through your chimney.
Vent–Free gas logs, on the other hand, distribute 99.9% of their produced heat into the room they are intended to heat, producing substantially more output that their vented counter–parts. They also contribute less pollution into the air than vented gas logs, and consume less gas—burning efficiently and saving you money on energy costs as a result!
The Benefits of Vent–Free Gas Log Fireplaces
Nothing can beat the experience and warmth of a fire in your gas fireplace, but what about the costs, and the mess? Traditionally, you would have had to go out and get firewood, and consistently feed it into your fireplace. You’d run the risk of running out of firewood before winter was over, and potentially be stuck in the cold.
When you enjoy a Vent–Free gas log fireplace though, you get adequate and reliable heat all season long. Plus, there are quite a few different varieties to get just the right look and feel in your Hendersonville, TN home. You can choose from options such as ceramic fiber logs, mixed oak, giant timbers, townsend bark, vintage oak, and much more! Contact about your options today.
Factors to Keep in Mind
Vent–Free gas logs maximize the heat output that you desire for your Hendersonville, TN home. There are some important factors to keep in mind, however. For example, since these gas logs utilize carbon dioxide and water vapor, they increase the humidity levels of your home. Added moisture can create issues, but it’s nothing that cannot be remedied with a whole–house dehumidification system.
Additionally, when using any gas–powered appliance or system, it’s important to be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide exposure. Today’s heating systems and Vent–Free gas logs are built with your safety in mind, but it’s imperative that you also have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home for optimal safety.
Do Your Gas Logs Need Repair or Replacement?
The best way to stay on top of any potential issues with your gas log is by scheduling routine maintenance. By investing in our Covenant Care Plan, you’ll receive annual gas log maintenance in addition to services for your HVAC system, water heater, generator, and more.
Gas log maintenance, sales, installation, service, and repairs are our specialty, and we look forward to discussing your options with you. Contact us today to learn more about this effective and efficient heating method!