If you don’t have a fireplace, and are dreaming of one, there are options. Most people have a fascination with the beauty and movement of fire. Aside from enjoyment, millions of people rely on fire through the year’s cold months to heat their homes. Whether they are using a traditional fireplace, use a wood stove, or have invested in a modern alternative fireplace, there is no mistaking our need for fire when it comes to survival.
Until recently, when it came to producing large amounts of heat in a vented fireplace, the only option you really had was using wood logs. Anyone who uses wood to sustain warmth for nearly half of the year straight through knows that you have to really plan ahead, and build up a substantial stockpile before the winter. You need to be able to store it securely. Another issue is the process of chimney upkeep, and making sure the entire fireplace is ready for the winter, is properly cleaned, has a working termination cap, and will not be at risk for any dangerous conditions. As you can see, there is a lot of work involved in having a fireplace and using it to heat a home. Like other remarkable inventions, gas logs have come along and given a new alternative to those who depend on fire’s heat for survival. Instead of housing months’ worth of wood, you merely have to turn them on. Rather than spend time cleaning the remnants of ash and residue, you can spend time enjoying the luxury of a blazing fire.
Gas logs are one of the most incredible innovations to hit the marketplace for those who use fireplaces. For those who can only dream of owning a fireplace, that dream can definitely be realized by using ventless gas logs in a vent free set up. Gas logs are meticulously designed and styled to resemble actual wood down to the tiniest details. Crevices, bark patterns, wood indentations, and char marks are carved into the ceramic of the gas logs for a realistic look. However much they are like wood on the exterior, their interior reveals a different story altogether. There is a steel reinforcement bar, that serves as an impenetrable barrier for protection, making gas logs nearly impossible to destroy.
Ventless fireplaces are powered with natural gas or propane. They are an amazing technologically advanced concept, and do not need to be connected to any type of ventilation when they are burnt indoors. Vent free gas fireplace burners come in many different sizes, and can be fit into nearly any room. They are designed for ultimate safety, and they come with sensors that regularly monitor the air quality. There are oxygen depletion sensors, as well as specific patterns for burning the logs to ensure the safest carbon levels in the air. Limited btu’s control the levels of fumes that can be contained in the unburned gas.
If convenience is something you consider a priority, you can have your unvented fireplace connected to a remote control, as well as a remote wall control. With simply the ease of button pushing, you can control your temperature and flame heights. Some remotes even have the current temperature displayed for accurate monitoring. This feature is wonderful because of the control it enables, unlike that of a regular wood log fire.
If you are concerned with how your vent free fireplace may blend into your current interior décor, you will be pleasantly tickled to know that there are many options for incorporating it into your scheme. Glass rocks, cracked glass in different colors, river rocks, geometric designs, and fire balls all ad great flair to any space, while performing with gas fire for a brilliant look and feel!