How Does a Gas Fireplace Work?

Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

18 Jul How Does a Gas Fireplace Work?

It is not hard to see why gas fireplaces have been growing in popularity. They are easy to maintain, clean burning, aesthetically pleasing. At Kozy Heat, we have a wide-selection of gas fireplaces that will look great in any home. This entry of the Kozy Heat blog goes in depth on the function and operation of Gas fireplaces.

Operation of a Vented Gas Fireplace

A vented gas fireplace functions using a combustion and exhaust system that creates highly safe, efficient heating. The unit is a sealed chamber that brings in fresh air from the outside for use in the combustion process, and then channels gaseous byproducts back out to the exterior of the building. A double wall venting system makes this possible, preventing mixture of unhealthy toxic gases and indoor air.

Benefits of a Gas Fireplace

A gas fireplace that has decorative logs allows you to take advantage of the glowing warmth of a real wood-burning fireplace without having to put forth the effort of cleanup traditionally connected to the old-style fireplaces. The logs in the gas unit are ceramic, with excellent insulation characteristics. Aside from being decorative help to distribute heat evenly, and very efficiently.

Starting the Unit

Gas fireplaces are simple to operate! Simply press a button, or flip a switch, and you can instantly enjoy the warmth of a fire. In many cases, you can also use a wireless remote to turn the unit on or off from any location in the room.

Many gas fireplace units can be operated without electricity, making them a great source of heat in the event of a power outage. This does not include the use of the blower and other accessories, however.

If you are interested in adding a modern gas fireplace to one or more of your living spaces, be sure to contact us today at Kozy Heat.