Vent-Free Gas Logs Information

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Vent free logs come with a built-in carbon monoxide sensor that will alert you when carbon monoxide levels are rising. A built-in oxygen detection safety pilot will automatically shut the fireplace off when oxygen levels are too low. A bi-product of "Clean Energy"                                       How Vent Free Logs Work
exhaust. This eliminates the need for an open damper. As a result, 99.9 percent of the heat produced goes straight into the room. Vent free logs require a lower flame to avoid as much contact as possible with the logs. A flame constantly in contact with the log will produce soot and exhaust gases.
Construction Materials

Refractory logs    are made of a heat resistant concrete and are designed to mimic actual wood logs. They come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. Ceramic logs are made of either molded ceramic fibers or extruded bisque ceramic clay. Like refractory logs, they come in various designs.Ceramic logs are designed to produce a warm glow after about 15 minutes of use.
Cost and Considerations

Refractory logs      are usually the least expensive and can be found at most major retail chains, home centers and discount stores. Ceramic logs typically cost more and are usually only found at specialty stores. Refractory logs weigh about 75 percent more than ceramic logs, and depending
on the manufacturer can last longer. Poorly manufactured refractory logs can start to crumple and crack within a short period of time.

  

Ceramic logs

weigh significantly less and resist extreme temperature variations much better than refractory logs. Due to the manufacturing process, ceramic logs are not as intricately designed as refractory logs and the heat resistant paint tends to fade and wear quicker.
                                                                                                          Safety
Vent free logs come with a built-in carbon monoxide sensor that will alert you when carbon monoxide levels are rising. A built-in oxygen detection safety pilot will automatically shut the fireplace off when oxygen levels are too low. A biproduct of clean burning gas is water, which can result in a buildup of moisture in the home, leading to mold and mildew, so proper home ventilation is necessary. Vent free logs are not designed to burn all day. Read the manufacturer's directions to determine how long a particular log can safely burn.

 
 

3 Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – As Old Man Winter makes his mighty push, 79 percent of Americans expect to pay the same or more to heat their homes as compared to last winter, according to a recent survey by the Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance, a section of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
To save money on those heating bills, though, homeowners can take steps now to stay warmer and more comfortable this winter. For example, caulking and extra insulation are relatively inexpensive and easy projects that will pay dividends all winter.
Another way to cut home heating bills 20 to 35 percent is by installing a vent-free gas fireplace or heater in the room you use most. According to Sue Walker, chairwoman of the AHRI’s Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance Section, this “zone heating” strategy allows you to turn down the central furnace and take advantage of the inherent efficiency of supplemental vent-free gas heating.
“For every dollar you spend on gas using a vent-free appliance, you get 99 cents worth of heat in your living space, as these products are 99 percent efficient,” said Walker.
Vent-free gas products have been around for more than 30 years, according to Walker. “With more than 20 million units installed in homes, they are time tested for savings and safety.
Because a vent-free gas heating system does not require tearing out walls to run vent pipe, professional installation is surprisingly inexpensive, fast and cost-effective.
For a home with an existing wood-burning fireplace, converting it to a vent-free gas log set or insert turns a messy, inefficient system into a clean, hassle-free, highly economical heat source. Environmentally friendly vent-free appliances are heated with natural gas or propane, among the cleanest of all fossil fuels according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Both gases are domestically abundant and are secure sources of energy.
“Clean-burning fuel and super efficient operation — that makes vent-free a truly green heat source,” said Walker.
For more information, visit ventfree.org.

4 Simple Ways to Trim Home Heating Bills

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Heating and cooling are the most expensive utility bills, and they consume the most home energy. According to the Department of Energy, heating your home generally makes up over half of a home’s utility cost.
In fact, we spend so much money on staying warm that some homeowners will try uncomfortable tactics to save a few bucks — like manually turning down a thermostat more than 10 degrees every night so they wake up in an ice box.
But there are legitimate ways to save money and stay comfortable while preparing for the changing weather. Check out four easy ways to trim bills while efficiently heating your home.
* Equip windows with necessary fortifications. Good Housekeeping Magazine estimates drafty windows add anywhere from 10 to 25 percent to your heating bill. So, open blinds during the day to soak up heat from the sun, and close them at dusk to keep the warm air inside. Drapes, weather stripping and caulking all help block drafts.
* Consider installing a vent-free gas heater, log or fireplace. Unlike other heating systems, vent-free gas products waste barely any energy — they deliver 99 cents worth of heat for each dollar spent on energy bills. Install these attractive appliances in areas where the family spends most of their time while reducing the central heating thermostat, and save substantially on overall home heating costs. These products provide emergency heat during power outages as they require no electricity (www.ventfree.org).
* Install programmable thermostats. There are enough things to remember in a day, and turning the thermostat up or down shouldn’t be one of them. Programmable thermostats can be set to automatically pump less heat during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep.
* Close the vents in unused rooms. If entire rooms are going largely unused, close the door and the vents to save energy. This can reduce your heating expenses while redirecting heat to rooms your family uses most often.

Cut Heating Costs by Winterizing Your Home

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – As Old Man Winter makes his mighty push, 79 percent of Americans expect to pay the same or more to heat their homes as compared to last winter, according to a recent survey by the Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance, a section of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
To save money on those heating bills, though, homeowners can take steps now to stay warmer and more comfortable this winter. For example, caulking and extra insulation are relatively inexpensive and easy projects that will pay dividends all winter.
Another way to cut home heating bills 20 to 35 percent is by installing a vent-free gas fireplace or heater in the room you use most. According to Sue Walker, chairwoman of the AHRI’s Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance Section, this “zone heating” strategy allows you to turn down the central furnace and take advantage of the inherent efficiency of supplemental vent-free gas heating.
“For every dollar you spend on gas using a vent-free appliance, you get 99 cents worth of heat in your living space, as these products are 99 percent efficient,” said Walker.
Vent-free gas products have been around for more than 30 years, according to Walker. “With more than 20 million units installed in homes, they are time tested for savings and safety.
Because a vent-free gas heating system does not require tearing out walls to run vent pipe, professional installation is surprisingly inexpensive, fast and cost-effective.
For a home with an existing wood-burning fireplace, converting it to a vent-free gas log set or insert turns a messy, inefficient system into a clean, hassle-free, highly economical heat source. Environmentally friendly vent-free appliances are heated with natural gas or propane, among the cleanest of all fossil fuels according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Both gases are domestically abundant and are secure sources of energy.
“Clean-burning fuel and super efficient operation — that makes vent-free a truly green heat source,” said Walker.
For more information, visit ventfree.org.

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