The Difference Between Vented and Ventless Gas Logs

Vented and Ventless Gas Logs are a little different. Vented gas logs burn like a real wood fire with a yellow flame that produces smoke. They must be burned in a wood burning fireplace with the damper open, so smoke goes up the flue along with most of the heat. Ventless (vent-free) gas logs burn cleanly with a lower flame that does not smoke. You can burn them with the damper closed to heat your room.

Steve, Gas Log Expert at Hansen WholesaleBy Steve,
Gas Logs Expert
at Hansen Wholesale

Only a gas log expert like Steve would know the kind of detail he's sharing with you today. Steve has been working with Gas Logs for 18 years, so he knows how to get the most out of gas logs and he's here to help you do that today.

The Difference Between Vented and Ventless Gas Logs

January 6th, 2017

I'm going to start by saying something controversial:

"Ventless gas logs are the best choice for almost any application." As long as you don't live in California.

Why is this controversial? More often than not, your average retailer may tell you that you should only consider ventless if your primary reason for buying gas logs is for heat. Otherwise you should buy vented gas logs because they are more realistic.

This just does not make sense to me. The ventless gas logs from R. H. Peterson look more realistic than a lot of non-Real Fyre vented gas logs. Plus, they give you heat when you need it most. Why waste your money on gas if you are not going to get any heat?

That's why R. H. Peterson tests and certifies ALL of their ventless gas logs as both vented and ventless gas logs in the first place. So you can burn them with the damper open or closed. So if it's really cold, close the damper. If it's not so cold and you want to enjoy your fire without overheating the room...then open the damper. It's that simple. You cannot get that versatility with a vented gas log no matter how you look at it. Plus, it's much more cozy sitting in front of a fire when you can actually feel the heat, or not feel the heat if it's warm.

So when you consider all the differences between vented and ventless gas logs, the main difference is that ventless logs from Peterson are more versatile. If you can use ventless, then in most cases they're the best choice. Often, R. H. Peterson Ventless Gas Logs offer the best of both worlds.

Give me, Steve, a ring and I'll talk you through getting the most versatile, most beautiful gas log set. I've been a Gas Logs Expert at Hansen Wholesale for almost 20 years. You can reach me at 1-800-201-1193, extension 114.

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps!

- Steve
800-201-1193 x114
Gas Logs Expert, Hansen Wholesale