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Video: Vented or Vent-Free Gas Logs?

Gas logs are a wonderful and easy way to add the ambiance and warmth of a fire to your home. Recent advances in technology have increased the efficiency, beauty, and the ease of use of gas logs.

Vented gas logs are the most popular type of gas logs, and are best known for their beauty. Big, full flames, big full colors, lots of yellow, lots of orange, and large beds of burning embers are typical of vented gas logs. If you looked a set of burning vented logs, you will notice that the flames are all over the logs - around them, over them, through them. The logs themselves look like they are actually burning, and a natural charred looked will develop where the flame touches the log - increasing their realism.

A vented gas log set also produces wonderful radiant heat - just like a wood burning fire. They are perfect for curling up next to or pulling up your chair to enjoy their soft, gentle heat.

Because most of the heat created by a vented gas log set eventually goes up your chimney or flue, there are no restrictions concerning what you can place above your set. If you have a large wooden mantel above your vented gas logs, or even a nice TV, you will not have to worry about any heat damage.

A vented set of gas logs required that your damper be locked open 24/7. Because of this glass doors are recommended with vented logs to prevent the loss of heated air while your logs are not in use.

The main question that you will wanted to answer when deciding between vented or vent-free gas logs is what is more important to you

Vented gas logs are best known for their beauty and are the most authentic looking type of gas logs available. Big, full flames, big full colors, lots of yellow, lots of orange, and large beds of burning embers are typical features of vented gas logs. If you looked a set of vented logs, you will notice that the flames are all over the logs - around them, over them, through them.

Vented gas logs are the most popular and the most beautiful logs. Big, full flames, big full colors, lots of yellow, lots of orange, and large beds of burning embers. Vented gas logs produce that wonderful radiant heat, just like a wood burning fire, that is perfect for curling up next to your fireplace, or pulling up a chair and enjoying the warmth of the fire. If your room is smaller, and you are able to close it off, a vented set may heat your living space, but in most cases, vented logs are purchased for the radiant heat that you feel when you are close to them, and for the beauty they add to your room and to your home.

Vented gas logs are the most popular, and they are the most beautiful. The easiest way to tell the difference between a vented set and vent-free set is the placement of the flames on the logs.

If you looking at a set of burning gas logs, and the fire looks like a real wood burning fire, where the flames are all over the logs - around them, over them, through them, then the chances are you are looking at a set of vented gas logs.

Vent-free gas logs are best known for the fact that they can produce lots of heat. If you look at a set of burning gas logs, and you notice that the flames are not touching the logs, but rather are coming up in between the logs, then the changes are the set you are looking at is vent-free. In recent years, many improvements have been made in look of vent-free logs, and they now available with the great colors and larger ember beds that used to only be available in vented models. A vent-free set of logs also produces pure water in the form of water vapor which is perfect for taking the dryness of the air in the colder months.

Both vented and vent-free gas logs are available in a number of styles that can be customized to your needs. Both types of gas logs can be set up with manual controls, or you can purchase a remote, to turn on your set of gas logs or even adjust the height of the flame and the amount of heat they produce from the comfort of your chair.

If you are interested in purchasing a set of vented or vent-free gas logs, please watch our videos on each type of set to learn more about which set is right for you, and what information you need to know before making a decision.

Jason Windsor

Greensboro, NC, USA

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