Q&A Partially Vented Logs

QandA Posted By QandA, May 20, 2004 at 2:20 PM

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  1. QandA

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    Nov 27, 2012

    Thanks for your reply to my message- Craig. Do you know anything about partially-ventilated logs? My wife has asthma and I have read that nonvented logs may be a problem. We are interested in warming up a large- cold room and are wondering if ventilated logs are efficient enough for that.


    The word "Partially vented' is rarely used anymore. A more accurate term would be "reduced venting requirements" or "higher efficiency". <p>
    Some of these logs will do a nice job warming up a room. One brand. Monesson Smartfire, offers a front radiant burner that throws a nice amount of heat forward.

    If you can afford it- consider a fully enclosed vented gas fireplace insert--this is the best choice for heating and safety.
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