Gas Fireplace Prince Frederick MD FAQs
Gas Fireplace Prince Frederick MD FAQs:
A wooden structure built around the vent pipe to protect it from the weather and to keep the flue gases venting properly.
How energy efficient is direct vent compared to b-vent?
A b-vent fireplace is the least efficient venting option and can be vented horizontally or vertically. Direct venting is the most efficient; some are even heater rated and can be vented horizontally, vertically or both.
What does remote ready mean? Does it come with a remote?
Remote ready means that via the remote (wired or wireless) you can turn the unit on and off which requires a millivolt valve that creates millionths of volts of electricity to control the valve. Remote ready units do not come with a remote because there are up to 20 different kinds of remotes.
Can I use my wired wall switch or thermostat with variable high-lo logs or fireplace?
No. You have to use the remote that is designed for the high-lo variable logs or fireplaces.
What is a high-lo valve?
Via the remote, you will be able to raise and lower the height of the flame. The remotes are adjustable as either on off or thermostatically controlled.
Should I buy a remote ready vented logs set?
No. Because you would have to always leave the damper completely open which means youd lose $.60 of every heating dollar you put into the house. Therefore, when you want to turn it on, you have to open the damper. So most people just turn it on when they are opening the damper and find the remote unnecessary.
Should I buy a remote ready with vent-free gas logs?
Yes. We suggest that you get a thermostatically controlled remote so that you can keep the room at a comfortable temperature and so you can turn the unit on and off. The longest lasting valve and remote are the units that vary the height of the flame.