I was thinking of getting some gas logs since my utility bills are so
high. I have some gas logs that look good but give out little to no
I was wondering if anyone used VENTLESS GAS LOGS to heat their entire
home and if so, did they go to sleep with it on? I guess I am a bit
paranoid, even though my grandparents use to use an open flamed heater
for their only heat source. I am sure it was not ventless, but they
never had a window open and it didn't kill them.
However, I have taken care of people that had CO2 poisoning or
respiratory distress from using Kerosene.
My plan was to use the Ventless logs to heat up the den which is the
main room in the house. It is at the base of the stairs so the heat
should flow to the upstairs. I don't know if it would work or not.
My current set of logs uses a lot of gas with little heat output.
I compared them to a set of Ventless logs (at a FOAFOAF house) and
their ventless logs heated a room the size of my den in under 3 mins.
My logs will not even heat the room ( but they do look nice.)
I also have an air intake in the side of my fireplace. Would it be a
good idea to keep it open with ventless logs or is it not needed.
Any advice, both practical and academic would be most appreciated.
What does the manufacturer say about them? You certainly won't hear me give
you the OK not knowing the specifics of the logs and their ratings.
Any advice on using a product we know nothing about is dumb and potentially
dangerous. Refer to the manufacturer.
What is going to take pace that will save you money? What is the fuel for
your central heat now? Why will this save anything? It may end up costing
There are a few reasons to use the gas logs.
They look pretty
They heat the room you are occupying while the rest of the house is kept
They can usually still be used if there is a power failure
Gas logs are not designed to heat an entire house. Ventless are usually
very efficient compared to a furnace, but they have drawbacks, like uneven
distribution. They are not designed for the use you intend.
Note: modern gas furnaces are very efficient, I don't think you could
call whatever those logs could do as very efficient compared to a modern
high efficiency furnace.
I would not be comfortable using them for that use.
Maybe this is a silly question... but how will getting *gas* logs help
with your utility bills? Do you get free gas?
If not, then just get a gas furnace. It will be safer, easier to use,
more convenient, and more comfortable. Not to mention your primary
goal: much much more efficient use of your utility bill than a gas log
will ever be.
If your gas bills are too high, then throw out that horribly
inefficient, decorative gas log, and look into local prices for
kerosene, fuel oil, firewood, coal, etc. You may find by asking around
that, for example, firewood or coal could be cheaper, and you could
look into getting a woodstove or coal furnace.
saving money is awesome, but you must keep all parts of the home with
water and sewer lines above freezing.
plus frozen plaster can fall apart bad.
if you try heating with ventless do buy a couple carbon monoxide
detectors and low oxygen alarms.
plus you need fresh air intake at all times.
might be better to upgrade homes insulation...........
I have ventless gas logs (propane) and consider them to be relatively
safe for a fuel burning appliance that vents into the room, but I will
not use them while sleeping or while no-one is in the room, or no one
in the house.
They are finicky enough that I would not recc. using them as the sole
What's nice is that they are 100% efficient, and in our case the
mosture they put in the air is desirable.
Give me a few years to make the house airtight and better insulated,
and my opinion might change a bit though.
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