I'm looking for thoughts on the installation of these fireplace natural
gas/propane inserts. We are unable to burn wood in our fireplace for
health reasons and would like to install one of these inserts for
heating and ambiance. Are they worthwhile?
Inserts is good. Heats room well not like wood burning FP.
Clean as well. All my FPs are gas burning at home at cottage,
at my kid's condo downtown.
Pollutes less too compared to wood burning.
Get one with ceramic glass. More expensive than tempered glass but well
worth it. Some of the units with ceramic glass are as efficient as a good
gas furnace. We have a large Heat n' Glo and love it. Used to have gas
logs. They ate gas, were pretty to look at but overall were worthless.
Highly recommend an efficient insert.
The newer 'ventless' gas logs do very well. With the unit turned up full
blast, it will run you out of my 2800 sqft house in less than 15 minutes.
Plus, they aren't as ugly as they used to be either....
The combustion is considered clean enough that they ven directly into
the house. They usually have O2 and CO detectors built in to help keep
The good thing about these is that all heat produced goes directly to
the house. Bad (possibly) thing is that the combustion gasses include
alot of water, so some people claim to have humidity/condensation
problems. Often in winter, humidity is down anyway... so the added
moisture might be helpful.
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
Ours looks nice, but doesn't heat worth a darn. Heat goes up the
chimney, but nothing radiates out to our family room.
In previous houses, the installed gas fireplaces gave out lots of heat,
but they had a firebox and vents.
If anyone knows whether just changing the type of logs we have would
make a difference, please let me know.
I used "vent-free" logs and cut a piece of aluminum flashing to stick up in
the chimney opening. I think the vent-free logs burn hotter to keep from
producing CO, and I had to go back and punch a couple of 1" holes in the
flashing to cut down on the heat into the room. 100-yr old house with 4
fireplaces and no central heat :-(
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