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Old 12-01-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Ok, I have a ventless gas log fireplace installed in a wood burning FP. We have been in this two story house for 3+ years...the question I have is...How efficent is the FP, should I really use it as an alternate source of heat? The FP has a blower on it and it does a great job getting the heat into the room, and the ceiling fans to on ok job moving the air around the first floor. I leave the flu closed so most of the heat does not go up it. How much NG am i really using....am i better off just to let the furnace do its job...or mabe turn on the furnace fan to help move the FP heat around? Thoughts

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if it is a VENT-LESS gas fireplace, then if oyu read your instruction manual, you actually need to leave your window open while using this because of the CO output. I'm a bit confused though because you said something about a flue....

If you continue to use your fireplace, you could turn the furnace fan on to circulate the air through the rest of the house, but it would make more sense to use your furnace as heat source

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the existing wood burning fp is still there...this is just gas logs that have been inserted. The old FP has a blower on it to move the hot air...I will attach a picture to help! I dont want to try to heat the whole house...just take the chill off on very cold days...run it for an hour so..
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those logs probably burn 25-30 K BTU. You could add a damper stop instead of cracking a window. You would get more co from a gas range than those gas logs. They are designed to burn within the legal limits. A damper stop leaves the damper craked a small amount
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