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Fireplace Types
If you have decided to upgrade your wood burning fireplace to gas, you will need to choose the type of gas log that fits both the fireplace and your needs. Vented logs have been around for more than 50 years and are the option used by most people. The direct vent fireplace uses logs that produce a beautiful yellow flame that looks just like a wood burning fire.

In order to use a direct vent, you will have to have a wood burning fireplace and then convert it. The reason is that you need a damper that can be opened to allow smoke to escape up the chimney. Vented logs will enhance the direct vent fireplace by providing the best heat. Just be sure to have your chimney inspected by a professional prior to burning your gas logs. You want to ensure there are no hidden obstructions that could create a fire hazard.

You will want to check with a professional before you purchase vented gas logs since some will produce a hotter fire over others. A vented gas log providing the lowest BTU will offer a great looking fire and cost little to operate. Always make sure the vented logs have been inspected and are certified. If you do not have a glass door, you will need to get one since vented logs require the damper to be partially opened. The glass door will provide a tool for keeping the heat in your home while the soot and smoke go up the chimney. Just remember that the glass door has to be in the open position when a fire is burning.

A vented fireplace has become the fireplace of choice for all of the incredible advantages offered. If you are interested in saving money while saving money, then this is the type of fireplace for you.



 
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