Transform your smoky, wood burning fireplace into a realistic, room-enhancing fire with our gas log fireplaces and services. Call 303-420-0420 to learn more.
When the temperature drops, nothing is more elemental than a cozy fire. We can install both ventless and vented gas log fires at Express Pros. A gas log fireplace adds value to your home and is a welcome sight on a winter’s night.
How Can I Tell What Kind Of Fireplace I Have?
It is important to note that gas logs, are not safe to install in gas fireplaces. Gas logs are made to be installed in wood burning fireplaces as a way of converting them to gas. Installing a gas log in a gas fireplace that was not designed for the purpose can cause major problems and can be hazardous to your health. Your Express Pros gas log technician can inspect your fireplace to see if it is a suitable candidate for a gas log fireplace. If you have a wood burning fireplace, then you can probably install gas logs in it. Always check with a licensed professional first.
Vented Gas Log Fireplaces
If you are lucky enough to live in a home with an existing wood burning fireplace you can install a vented gas log fireplace. It is vitally important to remember to have the damper open when you burn vented gas logs as they do not burn the gas cleanly, in fact, they create exhaust that is quite similar to burning a real wood fire.
Pros Of Vented Gas Logs:
Very realistic flame pattern
Taller flames than vent-less logs
Do not require a CO2 detector
Most of the smell dissipates up your chimney
Cons Of Vented Gas Logs:
Less heat output than vent-less logs
Uses slightly more gas than vent less logs
Ventless Gas Log Fireplaces
Ventless gas fireplaces and logs can be installed in any fireplace that is fully capable of burning wood and are burned with the damper closed. The specially designed burners burn the gas cleanly and produce almost no exhaust.Furthermore, 99.9% of the heat produced by the gas logs goes into your room, so they produce way more heat than vented logs.
Pros Of Ventless Gas Logs
Superior heat output than vented gas logs
Less gas consumption
Cons Of Ventless Gas Logs
Creates excess moisture that could result in mold or mildew
Can deplete the oxygen in your home
Ventless logs produce a kerosene type odor
Unrealistic flame pattern
Installation of either of the above systems must be performed by an Express Pros technician who understands the correct way to test your gas pressure and make sure that the installation meets your building codes.