Regency Gas Logs: Transform Existing Fireboxes

September 18, 2023

If you're embarking on a home renovation journey and seeking to infuse your living space with warmth, charm, and timeless elegance, Regency Gas Logs have arrived to light your way. Fireplaces are more than mere fixtures; they are the heart of your home, where family and friends gather, and where memories are made. In this comprehensive guide, we'll unveil the wonders of Regency Gas Logs, explore their outstanding features and benefits, and compare them to Gas Fireplace Inserts and other renovation-based fireplace products, so you can make the perfect choice for your home.

The Essence of Regency Gas Logs

Regency's Gas Logs, available in both Vented and Vent-Free models, represent the epitome of fireplace technology and design; featuring high-quality durable burners, hand-painted logs and advanced ignition systems. Let's dive into what makes them exceptional.

Are Vented Gas Logs Better?

One of the first decisions you'll need to make is whether to go with vented or ventless gas logs. One is not necessarily better than the other, it will depend on the application and what your existing fireplace uses. Vented gas logs use existing vents to expel the by-products of combustion up the chimney or through the venting from the firebox. Ventless/Vent-Free Gas Logs are designed to vent within the room they are located - which requires larger areas with more airflow than traditional fireplaces. 

Which is Safer: Vented or Ventless Gas Logs?

When it comes to safety, vented gas logs are often considered a better choice. These logs are installed in a fireplace with a chimney or venting system that directs any combustion byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, outside your home. This means that vented gas logs are safe to use in both the USA and Canada.

On the other hand, ventless gas logs, like the GL18VF and GL24VF models, are designed for use only in the USA. They do not require a chimney or vent, but they come with specific safety guidelines, including maintaining proper airflow, room size and air quality equipment. Ventless gas logs include Oxygen Depletion Sensors in the burner that will shut off the burner system if the oxygen level drops below 18% and it is recommended to use in conjunction with a CO detector.

What Are the Disadvantages of a Vented Gas Log Fireplaces?

While vented gas logs offer a realistic and safe option, they do have some disadvantages to consider. First, they tend to be less energy-efficient compared to ventless options, as some of the heat escapes through the chimney or vent. Additionally, the installation process may be a bit more complex due to the venting requirements, but only in the rare cases that new venting is required, typically vented gas logs use existing fireplace venting or chimneys. 

Do You Get Any Heat from Vented Gas Logs?

Yes, you do get heat from vented gas logs, but it's essential to understand that their primary purpose is ambiance rather than heating. Due to the efficiency and the open venting/lack of a sealed system, a portion of the heat will be released up the Chimney and outside the home. While they will provide some warmth to the room, their main attraction lies in the beautiful flames and natural-looking log sets. In addition, the BTU of gas logs will be significantly higher than that of a gas insert/fireplace (EX: 100,000 vs 25,000), however the ambiant BTU rating will be approximately that same if not slightly higher for the direct vent fireplace/insert. 

Vented Gas Logs: Captivating Realism

Regency's Vented Gas Logs, including the GL18V, GL24V, and GL30V, bring the timeless beauty of a traditional wood-burning fire into your home. Available with a range of sizes and log styles (including Birch, Dritwood & Oak) Here's why they shine:
  1. Realistic Flames: These logs are meticulously crafted to replicate the mesmerizing dance of real flames, complete with the ambiance of glowing embers. Your guests will be captivated by the authenticity.
  2. Safety Assurance: Vented gas logs are designed to be used in both the USA and Canada. They operate in conjunction with a chimney or venting system, ensuring that any emissions are safely directed outside your home.

Vent Free Gas Logs: USA's Cozy Delight

Regency's Vent Free Gas Logs, like the GL18VF and GL24VF, cater to the US market and offer an alternative way to experience the beauty of a fireplace:
  1. No Vent Required: As the name suggests, ventless gas logs don't require a chimney or vent, making installation a breeze. However, strict safety guidelines must be followed to ensure safe operation.
  2. Efficient Heating: While ambiance is their primary function, ventless gas logs provide efficient supplemental heating for your space, making them perfect for those chilly winter evenings.

Comparing Regency Gas Logs to Gas Fireplace Inserts

When choosing a fireplace solution, you might also consider Gas Fireplace Inserts. Let's briefly compare the two:
  • Regency Gas Logs: Ideal for homeowners seeking the allure of a traditional open fireplace experience with realistic flames. Perfect for ambiance and zone heating, although less efficiently. Available in both vented and vent-free options.
  • Gas Fireplace Inserts: These are complete units that fit into your existing fireplace. They offer excellent zone heating efficiency and convenience, making them a great choice for those focused on warmth.

Transform Your Space with Regency Gas Logs

In conclusion, Regency Gas Logs offer a transformative addition to your home renovation project. Whether you desire the captivating realism of vented logs or the efficient coziness of vent-free options, Regency Gas Logs have you covered. Elevate your living space, create lasting memories, and enjoy the timeless beauty of a fireplace that embraces both form and function.

Make your renovation dreams come true with Regency Gas Logs – where style, comfort, and technology unite to create the heart of your home. Welcome to a new era of warmth and elegance.