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Easily Add Warmth and Beauty to your Home with Gas Logs

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gas logs are an excellent addition to any home. Gas fireplace logs project warmth that is very similar to a wood fire. They are an excellent value, beautiful, realistic and highly efficient. There are two types:  vented or ventless gas logs.  The main difference in these two types of gas fireplace logs is in how the fumes are released.

Everything that burns produces carbon monoxide, so the most frequent question in regards to ventless gas logs, also called vent free,  is “are they safe”.  The answer to this question is “yes”.

Ventless gas logs are safe because the heat they produce is very  hot, which means almost total fuel combustion thus decreasing the amount of carbon monoxide and soot produced. Vent free gas logs also come with carbon monoxide sensors which automatically turn off the gas if too high levels are reached.

Vented gas logs need professionally installed venting because they produce more carbon monoxide. With professionally installed venting, there is no risk from the carbon monoxide production. Gases are carried out of the room through a chimney. Vented gas logs are safe to use in your existing fireplace.

The main benefits of gas logs is their convenience and realistic look. With the flick of a switch, you have a realistic fire burning in your fireplace adding warmth and ambiance to your home, without the mess of wood.

Contact West Sport for information on this easy addition to your home.