Home / Blog / Fireplace tips / Ventless Gas Logs & Vent Free Gas Fireplace logs
Gas Fireplace Design

Vent Free Gas Logs – Ventless Gas Fireplace Logs

Vent Free Gas Logs are the complete energy efficient marvels of the new innovative technology. Today Ventless Gas Fireplace Logs come with oxygen depletion sensors to provide you much safer, less polluted, clean burning promoting instant warmth…

Enlarge Image Are you seeking to get delight from fiery log pragmatism as well as fully efficient, 100% heat generation? Then answer lies at Vent free Gas Logs! If your objective is to reinstate your wood fire, bring in some monitored space heating and provide a backup emergency option of heat source to make your home warm (off course, they can also work during power failures), then Ventless Gas Fireplace Logs may be your ultimate solution !

So, here comes the wonder of modern state of art technology- Vent Free gas logs! Vent free gas logs have become exceptionally trendy in the past three years, and their sales in numbers are rapidly catching up with the sales of the vented logs.

It was indeed a great breakthrough in the evolution process of gas logs when few genius engineers laboriously researched to produce a yellow flame in isolated environment with these sets, without compromising a clean burn. Thus they come up with new technology which involves specifically designed burner elements that emit much reduced amount of carbon monoxide in air.

As the name suggest they are “Vent Free”. That means they don’t require a chimney and hence the amount of heat produced is circulated within the confined place of your home.

Advantages

1. Easy installation

Since the mechanism does not involve the installation of chimney, installation of Ventless Gas Fireplace Logs is a very easy, smooth process and can be erected almost anywhere.

2. Inexpensive Nature

Gone are the days, when you were required to collect the logs of costly firewood. Vent free gas logs come with their own sets of gas logs which cut down the costs significantly.

3. 100% energy efficiency

As, the Vent free gas logs don’t require the chimney any more, it ultimately becomes highly energy efficient. In other types of gas logs which involves chimney as their venting source, almost 80 to 90% heat escapes through chimney, which is prevented in these systems.

4. Clean flame

Because of the specific burner elements present in the system, this system produced much more controlled burning compared to their other counter parts. This controlled burning helps in producing clean, yellow flame causing complete burning of the gas logs.

5. Reduced Pollution

Due to the controlled burning, very less amount of carbon monoxide is released in the air, which is the by product of the combustion process. Reduced amount of carbon monoxide release means reduced pollution. Moreover, vent less gas log certified by the American Gas Association (AGA) come with Oxygen Depletion Sensors (ODS).
These sensors can trace and identify the level of oxygen present in the room. If in case, the oxygen level in the room gets depleted beyond the marked level, then these sensors cut off the gas supply to the logs resulting in stand still of the system. Again if these sensors become defective due to any reasons, the system automatically switches over to safe mode where it cuts of the gas supply.

6. No ashes, sparks

Unlike their previous counterparts, there is a complete absence of any dirty ashes or dangerous flash and sparkles thanks to the presence of spark screen.

7. Control Options

It gives you the facility of instant on and off. You can control the system by both ways- manual or remote.

8. There is no more creosote buildup, a thick yellow to brownish oily substance derived from wood tar or possibility of chimney fires.

Disadvantages

Huge amounts of water vapor are produced by Vent free gas logs. Approximately, it is estimated that 1.5 gallons of water is produced for every 100,000 Btus of gas burned. As these systems burn around 30,000 Btus per hour, you can imagine it requires them only 3 ½ hours to produce such amount of water. In case of Vent free gas logs, these vapors can condense on windows and other cold surfaces present in the room which can create severe moisture problems. Hence, these products come with directions for leaving a window slightly open during use.

These systems are not permitted to use in bedroom or bathrooms. Some people consider them not as attractive as their counterparts as they can’t get an amber effect as they can’t cover the system. Off course, much has been changed since as they also started displaying the sought after aesthetic appeal.
Vent free gas logs don’t allow any addition or repositioning of logs as it is possible with their other counter parts.

Certain states like California, Alaska, New York, Utah, Massachusetts, Colorado, Montana, and Minnesota still prohibit the use of Venless gas Fireplace Logs. Few municipalities in other states may also prohibit their use. So, it is your responsibility to check with your local building department prior to purchasing your set. Check for the AGA (American Gas Association) seal on the product. Ensure that manufacturer’s instructions are followed at the time of installation.

In summary, there can be nothing like a ventless gas fireplace installed at home during the chilly winter. It provides the best option of economical way of heating to warm your place!