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What Kind of Gas Fireplace or Log System Do I Want?


Do I Choose a Vented or Unvented System?


What Are My Venting Options?


Vent Free Products Effects on Relative Humidity in the Living Space


Depending on construction, local building codes and what your expectations are for your new gas log system, here are some questions  to consider that will help you select the type of system best suited for your home or office needs. 


Your Livingston Fireplaces representative will help you determine your venting options  and suggest whether a vented or unvented gas log system is best for your interior environment.

While people agree that a fire on the hearth makes their house a home, choosing from the many options can be confusing. The following questions are intended to help you identify the right gas log system for your home.  Remember that the starting point is you, your home, your tastes and your lifestyle.

From there, your trained Livingston Fireplaces hearth products representative can help you choose the right product for your home or office environment.

  1. Where will your hearth product go? With today's venting options, hearth products can be installed almost anywhere in the home. Consider a fireplace for nontraditional locations, such as the kitchen, home office or master bedroom or bath. Even outdoor fireplaces by patios and decks are a very popular trend today.
  2. Do you have an existing fireplace or stove? If you have a unit that is inefficient or seldom used, converting to a new hearth product may be simple and surprisingly affordable. Gas logs or a fireplace insert may be just right for you.
  3. Are you building a new home or remodeling? You can add atmosphere and focus to your home by incorporating a hearth product early in the design stage. Talk to your architect or remodeler.
  4. Do you want a fire for its aesthetic appearance or for its warmth? Some hearth products are simply decorative, while others are extremely efficient and beautiful to watch at the same time. How much heat output would you like?
  5. How much of your home do you want to heat?     one room;     a living zone;    entire house
    The right size unit is very important to your enjoyment. Your Livingston Fireplaces representative can help you determine the right size factoring in your climate, floor plan and lifestyle.
  6. What type of gas is available to you?     Natural gas   or   Propane
  7. Are you concerned about having heat during power outages? One of the benefits of most hearth products is that they can operate during power outages, when you need the heat the most.
  8. Are there any other special considerations? Having a fire can be as simple as pushing a button or engaging as supplying your own wood, building and tending a fire. If someone in the house has allergies, that needs to be considered.
  9. What finished look do you want for your home? The hearth products industry offers many choices to consumers.
  10. How much do you want to spend? Price is always a consideration. Hearth Product prices range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Fuel prices also are a factor to consider and vary by region.


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