Vented gas logs are intended to be used within a gas powered fireplace in which the damper will be opened. This is the most popular option of gas log available due to its ability to provide the most realistic look of fire wood.
Homeowners will find that vented gas logs can be purchased in a variety of styles and sizes. It is possible to purchase vented gas logs in a hickory, birch, oak or other popular fire wood design. This type of gas log is available in lengths that range from 12 inches to more than 60 inches to fit any fireplace installed within their home.
On average, vented gas logs cost between 60 cents to $1.75 per hour to operate depending on the type of gas used to power the fireplace. Unfortunately with the need of the damper to be opened when operating a vented gas burner, a large portion of the heat given off by the fireplace is not returned to the home and is instead lost up the chimney.