Frequently Asked Questions about Gas Log Fires

No, not all gas log heaters require a flue.

Some gas log fires, such as ventless, flueless or unflued, do not directly vent carbon monoxide out of your home. Instead, these models have catalytic converters that convert the produced CO into harmless carbon dioxide.

If properly cared for and serviced, a gas log fire can last for up to 10 years.

You can expect the ceramic log to show signs of age after 2-3 years. With regular servicing, the ceramic logs should last for at least 5 years.

No, they are not expensive to run.

Gas heaters are about three times cheaper to run than an electric heat source. This means you could be saving up to two-thirds on your heating bill across a year.

Yes! A licensed gas fitter can convert a wood burning fireplace to gas, and it can be an easier job than you think. If your fireplace is sealed, the job could be as simple as connecting a gas line and burner. If you have an open fireplace, it could be the case of fitting an entire gas heater into the wall cavity and sealing the surrounds. Gas is more efficient than wood burning, making this upgrade highly desirable.