Gas fireplaces and appliances have recently increased in popularity because of their convenience and efficiency. The warmth, comfort, and energy output they provide is similar to their wood counterparts. Oftentimes, all they take to operate is a flick of the switch. Therefore, the days of days of chopping and stacking wood, stoking the fire, and messy cleanup are long gone.
A gas log set provides an immediate upgrade to your fireplace, and the two main types are vented and vent free. They also come in a variety of styles and looks to meet whatever aesthetic the homeowner desires. At C&C Chimney, our staff of chimney technicians is professionally trained by organizations such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), so we can handle all your gas log needs! Read below about vented and vent free gas logs, then give us a call today to schedule an appointment! We can’t wait to serve you!
As their name implies, vented gas logs require a fully functioning fireplace and chimney for safe and proper use. This is because they, similar to their wood counterparts, produce carbon monoxide emissions that must be ventilated out of your home for safety reasons. Vented gas logs offer both benefits and drawbacks as a heating source. They are the incredibly realistic and also the cheapest gas log option. However, they do not produce as much heat as their vent free counterparts. They also produce more soot. All in all, vented logs are a great alternative if you want a gas heating source and already have a fully functioning wood fireplace and chimney system in place.
Vent Free Logs
Vent free gas logs can be installed in either a wood burning or ventless fireplace. Like vented logs, they offer both a litany of pros and cons. They produce more heat output than vented logs, so they can heat a larger area more efficiently. Additionally, they use less fuel and are more environmentally friendly. However, there is less room for customization and cannot be upgraded or altered after their initial installation. They also produce humidity during operation and can be more costly than vented gas logs. In conclusion, vent free logs provide a high amount of heat in an efficient manner but are not without fault.
Give Us a Call Today!
Despite their ease of operation, gas logs still require regular maintenance to ensure their efficiency and the homeowner’s safety. Since 2006, we have provided the Tulsa area with exceptional chimney services. Therefore, our staff of professionally trained and certified technicians help you decide which gas logs fit your home best. Give us a call at (918) 396-8296 to learn more and schedule an appointment!