What Are Gas Logs?
Gas logs are a gas fueled appliance for your fireplace. They are easy to install, and can provide heat and beauty to your home. They are especially nice because they are so simple to operate. It is just a matter of flipping a switch and they are lit. There are two types of gas logs available and the deciding what type is best for you is based on what your goal is.
Vented Gas Logs
Vented gas logs are the most beautiful gas log option available if your main goal is ambiance. Most people who enjoy the look and feel of a wood burning fire in a fireplace may choose vented gas logs. These types of gas logs can be operated by lighting the fireplace from a valve, on a standing pilot, or by pressing a button on a remote control.
Before using a vented gas log set, the damper in your fireplace must be open. This ensures that the unit is burning safely. The vented gas logs available at Country Stove and Patio are made of a masonry material that absorbs heat and radiates it into your room. Also, these logs are hand painted and can be placed in any customized position to achieve the look that you desire.
Vent Free Gas Logs
Vent free gas logs are designed with the goal of being a secondary heat source to your home. Vent free gas logs are perfect for a zonal heating plan in your home. The idea behind zonal heating is to heat the room that you spend the most time in, instead of raising the thermostat on your furnace and heating every room in your home inefficiently.
Vent free gas logs can save you money on your heating bills. They are 99% efficient and are as safe to use as a gas cooking range. You can operate the unit with your fireplace damper closed resulting in all of the heat remaining in your home. They have a natural looking flame, for a 24” set of gas logs, can give off roughly 39,000 Btus. Vent free gas logs give you plenty of heat to warm your family room on the coldest December day. To give you a frame of reference, most furnaces are 80,000-90,000 Btus.
There are many other available features and functions on both types of gas logs. Call a friendly salesman at Country Stove Patio and Spa to help you determine what type of gas logs will work best for your home.
What Are Gas Logs?
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