Beginner questions about gas fireplace
My wife and I moved into a new house with an older gas fireplace and I'm not sure how to use it correctly. Let me describe the fireplace:
- It has fake almost styrofoam like logs setup inside above two gas lines for the fire (so it looks like the both the lower and upper logs are burning).
- Inside the fireplace on the right of the fake logs is a dial to control flow of gas and you can hear the gas turn on. Then in the fireplace on the left of the logs it has a click start to ignite the pilot.
I can turn this on fine. The fireplace has a flue that I can open and close completely by reaching up and pulling a handle. The outside has glass doors that can be closed with vents that I can open both above and below the glass doors by pulling little handles on the right side.
Here is what I am not sure about:
1. Should I close the doors completely?
2. Should I be opening the bottom, top or both vents?
I read all about all types of fireplaces and I am lost. I am not sure if this used to be a woodburning fireplace that was converted since it's made of brick.
Thanks in advance for any help.