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Gas Logs – You Might Not Be Able To Tell The Difference!

If you picture bulky, plastic-looking logs when you think of gas log sets, you’re not alone. But the good news is that there have been vast improvements made in gas log set design, and homeowners no longer have to choose between efficiency and aesthetics. Using real wood casts and the latest in technology, industry-leading brands like R.H. Peterson and Fireside Procom offer beautiful gas log sets that give real wood a run for its money. Whether you are shopping for vented or vent-free gas logs, here at Tri-County Hearth & Patio we carry a large selection of the finest and most realistic looking gas log sets on the market.

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What’s The Difference Between Vented & Vent-Free?

Vented log sets are designed for use in a working fireplace with a working chimney. If you currently have a wood-burning fireplace and are looking to convert it to burn gas, vented gas log sets make it easy. With vented gas logs, it is important to remember that the damper must be open before you can enjoy a fire.

Vent-free gas log sets typically produce more heat than vented gas logs, and do not require a functioning fireplace and chimney system. If your current fireplace or chimney is damaged and not able to safely host a fire, vent-free gas logs can make enjoying your fireplace possible again. However, compared to vented gas logs, vent-free gas log sets tend to be a little less realistic-looking.

Call Tri-County Hearth & Patio, Today!

If you’d like to know more about the gas log sets we offer, please give us a call at 301-843-1771. Our knowledgeable staff members would be more than happy to help you decide which set will best meet with your taste and needs.


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I recently was in the market for a fireplace. I found Tri-County Hearth & Patio Center through the local Chamber of Commerce. I visited the showroom, which had lots of product and some great displays. They gave me some good ideas, and we decided to purchase from them. The process was explained to us, and the installation took place without an hiccups. Thanks for a good experience; we can’t wait for winter to begin using our beautiful gas fireplace.
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