Review: Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs

The advent of gas logs made it possible to have a realistic source of heat without polluting the environment. These logs are designed to resemble conventional fireplaces and it is this great appeal that makes them very popular. If you are thinking of installing gas logs in your home, Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs would be a great option. These gas logs can be installed in ventless or vent-free fireplaces.

Moda Flame 22

Moda Flame 22
8.5

Features

8/10

    Design

    8/10

      Efficiency

      10/10

        Durability

        8/10

          Value for money

          9/10

            Pros

            • - Designed to use different fuels such as ethanol, propane and gel
            • - It is ventless thus very efficient
            • - Logs are of different sizes encouraging creativity
            • - Made of strong ceramic fiber
            • - Low acquisition and maintenance costs

            Cons

            • - Consumers a lot of gas in their operation
            • - Can only be used in vent-free fireplaces

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            What Makes Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs Impeccable?

            The gas logs come as a set of six ceramic logs. These logs are nicely crafted and designed to imitate natural logs–from a distance, you would hardly be able to tell the difference. Each of these logs is designed to sit nicely in the fireplace. Being 22” in length, they can comfortably sit in a 24” fireplace. Always be keen when making the purchase to avoid considering logs that cannot fit in your fireplace.

            Product Specifications

            • Product dimensions: 8 x 26 x 8 inches
            • Weight: 8 pounds
            • Color: Oak
            • Fuel type: ethanol/propane/electric/gel
            • Venting type: ventless/ vent free
            • Material: ceramic fibers

            Features

            The Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs are unique in that they are not all the same size. This set of logs is composed of six logs. Four of these logs measure ten inches in length. One of the remaining two logs measures 22 inches, while the smaller one measures 21 inches. The difference in the lengths makes it possible to be creative when using the logs. You can arrange them in different ways to achieve a great finish.

            One outstanding feature is the ceramic fiber used in making the logs. This is a material that hasn’t been used with many logs. The major advantage of using ceramic fiber is that it has low heat capacity. Generally, heat capacity is proportional to the weight of the material. As you can see at the top of this Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs review, the logs only weigh 8 pounds. This means that it has a low heat absorption capacity. In fact, its heat capacity is 1/7 of lightweight clay or lightweight refractory lining. The low heat capacity lowers its energy consumption; thus, more heat can be distributed to the room, saving on energy. However, you may realize that these logs consume more gas than solid ceramic logs. Ceramic log fiber logs can use up to 80,000 BTUs while solid ceramic logs only use 38,000 BTUs.

            Design

            The logs’ design is not only outstanding but is also adorable. These are the logs that will compliment any house interior. The oak finish makes the logs fit in every décor and actually makes the fireplace the center of attraction. The sight is even more incredible when the logs are burning. They give out beautifully dancing flames that are seen in front, amidst and even behind the logs. You can easily mistake them for wood logs.

            The fact that the logs have been designed to use propane, gel and even ethanol makes them very unique. You wouldn’t be wrong to say that they are hybrid logs. With the Moda Flame, you have the freedom to swap from one fuel to the other without worrying about ruining your logs. It is, however, advisable that you use the fuel that has the least fumes. This is to avoid the accumulation of soot that is seen on the logs.

            The Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs are designed to be used in vent free fireplaces. This means that you do not have to have a chimney in your home to use the stove. This is an advantage as all the heat will be distributed to the room. However, with most homes having been built with a vented fireplace, this can be a drawback. This limits them as they cannot use the logs in their vented fireplace.

            Efficiency

            Just like most vent-free gas logs, Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs have been rated at 99.9% efficiency. The CSA certified logs are known to distribute all the heat produced into the room. The fact that they are made from superior ceramic fiber makes them very efficient. The fiber barely takes up any heat; thus, no heat is lost through the logs surface.

            Ceramic fiber is known to be a great insulation material and its popularity is attributed to its ability to only take up a seventh of the heat other ceramic materials would use. Its use in these logs is thus a major advantage.

            Durability

            The ceramic fiber used in making the gas logs is not only energy efficient, but is also strong and sturdy. This goes a long way in making the logs very durable. The manufacturer gives five years warranty on the logs. This is not the only period that the logs will serve you. With proper care, you can use the logs for a period of up to 15 years. When it comes to the fine parts and accessories, the 15 years may not be practical. With parts such as the valves and pilots, you will need to check them regularly, and probably change them after an year. One should be prepared for these additional costs when purchasing the logs.

            Value For Money

            The beautiful gas logs that retail between $100 and $150 won’t disappoint. They are not only economical on fuel but also require no maintenance. You can go a whole year without having to spend any money on their cleaning or repair. The only concern would be the small parts such as pilots and valves. These will need constant maintenance for your logs to give out the beautiful flames and maintain their efficiency. You need to factor their cost in your annual running bills or budget. Otherwise, your unit will fail when you least expect it to break down.

            Our Verdict On Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs

            85

            Though they have a few drawbacks, Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs have proven to be a great fit for modern homes. The logs can be used in condos, portable houses and ordinary homes. They are designed to fit all settings and have features that make them environmentally friendly. We have rated the logs at 8.5 in our Moda Flame 22″ Oak Ceramic Fireplace Gas Logs review. This rating is motivated by the uniqueness in design and the great attributes these logs bring aboard. We found them to be a great buy.

             

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