Bradley Mechanical offers vented gas logs as they are the safest selection for your home. While gas logs burn clean gas, carbon dioxide and water vapor are emitted as by-products which can not only cause moisture and mildew in your home, but can be harmful to your breathing even if the CO level is low. For these reasons, we feel strongly only offering safe vented fireplace products that will keep your family safe and warm.
Selecting a log set
Before selecting a set of gas logs because of their price, or because a friend told you they like their set, please consider a few topics that will aid you in making an informed decision.
Here at Bradley Mechanical, we only sell Peterson brands, simply because they are the best. Not only are they made in America, they have a lifetime warranty. Peterson logs are reinforced with steel rods, which produces an extremely durable log. The rods insure that the logs will continue to burn for many years. Peterson gas logs have the most realistic flame pattern on the market today. They have specially designed their burners to create that natural look you want in a log set. Most people will be fooled into thinking that you have a real fire burning, unless you tell them otherwise; trust us, we were a victim the first time we saw the logs.
If you want to feel the warmth from your new gas logs, be sure to understand the difference you will get from a quality set. The cheaper logs put out up to 50,000 BTUs, while a premium Peterson gas log will put out up to 75,000 BTU’s.
If you are looking to cuddle up with your family by a warm fire on a cold winter night, you should invest in a Peterson log set, which will give you the level of comfort and satisfaction you are looking for.
Measuring For Your Gas Logs
The best way to measure your fireplace is to first make sure it is clean and free of debris. Measure the width of the opening (A). Then measure the height of the opening (B), followed by the width at the back of the opening (C). Also, measure the height at the back of the opening and lastly the depth at the top of the opening (E). Don’t forget to note the placement of the Damper knob to have a full picture of your fireplace size. Once these measurements are found, you can select the right set of gas logs for your home.
Vented vs Non Vented
Vented logs are the most common types of logs on the market due to their safety; however, the downfall is, of course, the lack of ventilation in the event you do not have a chimney. Vent logs resemble a real fire with realistic wood logs and allow you change up the log location if you choose. Vented gas logs are the only safe gas log because they use the chimney to exhaust what a non-vented log spills into the home.
Vent-Free gas logs emit more heat than a vented log and do not require a chimney in order to function, however, we feel strongly that the risk of CO poison is not worth the warmth. Also, keep in mind that gas logs that are non-vented have less flexibility, given that you cannot re-position them.