Vent-Free Gas Logs & Fireplaces: Info for Builders
More than 10 million American homes now have ventless supplemental gas heating products, and more than 1 million vent-free gas heating appliances are sold annually. Why do more and more home buyers demand these highly efficient, clean-burning, and safe gas logs? It's because home buyers learn from their trusted neighbors, relatives, co-workers, and friends. They find out from appliance users themselves that vent-free gas logs deliver clean heat that is safe to use and remarkably efficient.
So when Americans shop for new homes, vent-free gas logs are often high on their wish list. That's why vent-free products mean profitability for the home-builder and remodeler. Installation costs are up to 60% lower than the cost of installing vented heating appliances. Vent-free means there's no need to install a vent to the outside, a chimney, or a hole in the roof. All you need is access to a gas line, which means you can place a vent-free gas fireplace just about anywhere.
Vent-free gas logs operate on either natural gas or propane and are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit any decor. Homeowners love having the ability to place a fireplace in any area of their home, transforming an uninteresting corner into the family's new favorite spot to curl up. But perhaps even more important than the entrancing beauty of vent-free gas logs is their practicality. Today's home buyers want heating security. They want safe, clean, efficient heat that they can rely on.
All vent-free gas logs are equipped with an Oxygen Detection Safety-Pilot, which automatically turns off the gas supply if the oxygen level in the room approaches an unsafe level. With installations in more than 10 million American homes since 1980 and more than 50 million worldwide, vent-free products have an excellent safety record.
Indoor air quality: Extensive independent testing has verified that ventless gas logs meet or exceed the nationally recognized guidelines for indoor air quality, even for sensitive populations, such as children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Vent-free products are tested by independent appliance testing laboratories to assure they comply with ANSI Z21.11.2, a standard established under the auspices of the American National Standards Institute. This standard is maintained by a committee whose members include utilities, manufacturers, government agencies, code officials, and consultants.
Humidity: An independent research study has verified that vent-free gas logs provide a small portion of desirable indoor humidity, exceeding Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers recommendations only in small, tightly-constructed homes where the product is over-sized for the space and operated at output levels that exceed human comfort.
Variety in size and heating capacity: Vent-free gas logs are available in sizes ranging from 9,500 to 40,000 BTU. These appliances can be controlled by the homeowner to deliver just the right level of heating comfort.
Emergency backup: Most vent-free gas logs do not use electricity, so homeowners value them highly for emergency heating in times of power outages.
Interested in partnering with Fine’s Gas to install ventless gas logs or fireplaces in your next construction projects? Contact us today!