Ember-Fyre Burner with Log Set
Buying gas logs might seem like a great idea, as they don’t put off the smoke that sometimes comes with burning wood. However, how much heat they put out is something that you might want to consider before making your final decision; gas logs don’t put out as much heat as burning wood does. With this problem, many people feel that adding a blower to their gas logs is the best solution, as that will help circulate the warm air put out by the gas logs throughout the room.
Now this might seem like a good idea and perhaps even a viable idea, but the problem is you simply cannot do it. Blowers sadly cannot be put on gas logs, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any viable solutions out there for you to try. Our experts here at The Fireplace Place will tell you that your best bet is to simply add a blower to your fireplace or install a direct vent insert. However, before you decide to add a blower to your actual fireplace you must make sure your fireplace will support it, not all fireplaces ware able to support blowers. Not sure if yours will support a blower, one of our experts will be happy to come out and give you a professional opinion.
The good news about installing a direct vent insert is that just about every fireplace will support them; yes, even those poorly designed builder grade fireplaces can handle a direct vent insert. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg as there are many other benefits to installing a direct vent insert instead of a simple blower.
#1 Easy to install
Perhaps the best thing about direct vent inserts is how easy they are to install. Even though they are easy to install, as they don’t need any masonry work, it is still recommended that you hire a professional to install it. Hiring a professional ensures that everything is vented properly and that all the clearances have been met, which drastically reduces the risk of fire hazards.