If you don't have an open fireplace that’s been designed for wood burning, but you enjoy a natural aesthetic, a vent-free log set could be for you.
Ventless gas logs utilize specifically designed burners that will create a flame in a way that creates virtually no exhaust. Because nothing’s being vented, that also means that the heat created by these logs can't escape, making a vent-free fireplace gas log set a great solution if you want to retain the warmth that's created during the burning process.
All vent-free fireplace products require additional considerations before installation. That's because ventless products are governed by regulations that don’t apply to their vented counterparts. When deciding on a ventless fireplace option, here are some things you should consider:
Do you live in a humid climate?
Vent-free fireplaces that are designed to burn 99.9 percent of byproducts, but they do produce water vapors. If your home could use the additional moisture in the winter, a ventless log set offers a great addition or alternative to a humidifier. However, if you already struggle with additional moisture in your home, burning a vent-free fireplace consistently could exacerbate the problem.
How important is DIYing to you?
Upgrading your own home instead of paying someone else to do it is a satisfying experience and economically sound choice, but because vent-free gas logs must adhere to additional regulations, you’ll need to hire professional who can perform the required tests to ensure your set is installed properly and meets safety standards and building codes. Looking for additional information about vent-free regulations? Check out ventfree.org for more.
Are you sensitive to smells?
Since gasses can’t escape to the outside of your home, some people report that they can detect a smell when burning a ventless fireplace. If you’re highly sensitive to smells, this may not be an ideal option for you.
Ventless fireplaces are an affordable alternative to installing a fireplace that’ll require a complete remodel in order to run a flue. A ventless fireplace’s flames produces a cozy ambiance in addition to heat for your home, and is 99.9 percent effective and eliminating harmful byproducts. With both natural gas and propane options available, a vent-free log set is a versatile option when considering your needs.
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