Vented Gas Fireplace

The Benefits Of A Vented Gas Fireplace

A vented gas fireplace is not only attractive to look at, but it is also much safer and efficient than a ventless fireplace. These are just a couple of the added benefits that this type of fireplace brings to your home.

As the name implies, a vented gas fireplace will require some type of ventilation, be it a chimney or other out the wall system.

If your home does not have an existing chimney, you may want to either reconsider this type of fireplace or be prepared for the added expense of building a chimney for it.

Now, with that being said, the benefits of a vented fireplace are quite advantageous.

Lower Burn Temperature - A ventless system requires a very high burn temperature in order to avoid carbon monoxide buildup. This is why the flames look so blue with a ventless fireplace.

Since the burn temperature can be lower in a vented gas fireplace, the flames will look much more real and closer to those of a wood burning fireplace.

Safety - A vented fireplace is much safer than a ventless one. Yes, a ventless fireplace has carbon monoxide sensors that shut off the flames once it hits a certain level to avoid a dangerous situation, but why mess with that to start with? What if the sensor fails?

With gas, having a vent or chimney only makes better sense to me. I know carbon monoxide will not build up and cause potential trouble.

Efficiency - Since a vented fireplace can burn at lower temps, you will use less gas to run it; this results in lower gas bills and more money in your pocket, not to mention a cleaner more beautiful fire.

It is for these reasons among others that the benefits of a vented gas fireplace far outweigh the added installation time and need for a chimney.

 

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