8 Benefits of Gas Logs
Are you interested in giving the interior of your home an upgrade at a very reasonable cost? Gas log sets simulate a cozy or dramatic wood-burning fire, and they come in many affordable and stylish designs which can complement any type of décor. Here are eight benefits of gas logs:
Today’s gas logs look remarkably realistic, much more than previous models. The ceramic logs are carefully molded to have the appearance of real firewood, complete with red glowing embers. The logs have knotholes, natural bark patterns, ax marks, and forked branches. Choose the type of faux wood you prefer, such as walnut, birch, oak, or driftwood.
Environmentally conscious homeowners often prefer gas logs over burning real firewood because natural gas and liquid propane release fewer pollutants into the air than wood burning.
Gas logs provide you with the ambiance of a fireplace without the hassle of dealing with real firewood. A gas log fireplace is ideal for anyone who loves a cozy fire but doesn’t have the time or inclination to buy firewood, store it, and haul it into the house.
The maintenance required on gas log sets is a lot easier than wood-burning units. Annual inspections by a professional are still highly recommended for safety reasons. In addition, it’s important to frequently inspect gas log sets to be sure the faux logs don’t have any breaks or cracks; they should not be used unless they are in sound condition. Safe operation of gas heating appliances involves routine maintenance in which several components are checked.
One of the most popular features of gas fireplaces is the convenience of getting fires started. Enjoying the gas- or propane-powered fire is as simple as using a remote control, flipping a switch, or lighting a match. Easily turn off the flames as you leave one room, and turn on the gas log set in a separate room in seconds.
You have the choice of a vented or vent-free gas log set, which means it can work either with or without a chimney. With vented gas log sets, about 90% of the warmth of the fire is lost up the chimney; but this efficiency rate is almost identical to the efficiency of traditional fireplaces. You can enjoy more heat from a vent-free unit; but these appliances are prohibited in many areas. It is considered completely safe to use a vent-free unit as long as the appliance is in a room of an appropriate size as instructed by the manufacturer.
Whether you purchase a vented or a vent-free gas log set, you can typically find a model for as little as about $325. If there isn’t a chimney in your home, gas lot sets provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of a fire without a costly addition to your home.
Gas log sets come in a wide range of styles and sizes. The faux logs you choose can be as small as 12” long or up to about 60”. Whether your décor is rustic, contemporary, traditional, country, minimalist, or eclectic, there are gas log sets that will complement your home.
The most important things to do involve having your gas log set installed and regularly maintained by chimney professionals, which will allow you to enjoy the benefits of gas logs in safety.
Northeastern Chimney, Inc
37 Cody Street, West Hartford, CT 06110