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Winter is synonymous with a blazing fire for many homeowners, but sometimes the costs and maintenance associated with a traditional fireplace won't fit with everyone's budget. For these instances, gas log sets can instantly change an unused masonry fireplace into an easy to use heat source with relatively low costs. This way you can have a blazing fire, without the astronomical expenses of building a new fireplace or the labor-intensive task of starting and maintaining a natural wood burning fire.
When choosing a gas log set, there are many elements that you must consider. Read on to learn more about selecting a gas log set.
Gas log sets are not only a cost saving option, but they are also an energy efficient one! Gas logs can produce twice as much heat as a traditional wood fireplace and they are completely maintenance free. Wood fires need constant attention and tending to, but with gas logs, all you have to do is turn it on and then turn it off again when you’re no longer need the fire.
Vented or Vent-Free
No matter what style logs you choose you'll have to decide whether you need vented or vent-free gas logs. Vented gas log sets typically produce a more realistic flame but because they have an open chimney or damper, they are often used as a more decorative fire rather than a functional heat source.
The alternative is a vent-free log set. This fire burns with the chimney flue closed, which makes the fire inside the fireplace smaller. While these fires don't look as lively or realistic as the vented gas log sets, they are a very efficient heat source. All of the heat generated in the fireplace is released into the room because the heat cannot escape through the chimney. These vent-free units are great for when you need an additional heat source for a cold room in your home.
The type of gas log set that you choose will depend on the reason why you need a new fireplace. If you are looking for a decorative, lively fire to create the perfect ambiance during the cold winter months, a vented gas log set will be perfect for your home. If you are looking for a supplemental heating unit for your home to keep you warm throughout the winters, a vent-free unit will provide you with the most efficient heating option.
What Size Gas Log Set?
Measure your Fireplace Firebox to determine the size Gas Log Set you will need. Gas Log Sets come in sizes to fit most all fireplaces. Before calling or visiting our showroom be sure to measure your fireplace to see what size set you will need. Standard gas logs sets come in 18", 24", & 30" sizes with some brands offering custom sizing as well.
We advise using this simple chart to jot down a few measurements from your firebox so we can recommend the right sized gas log set.
Type of Gas
The final consideration when choosing your gas log set is to decide what type of gas will work best for you. There are two main options for this: natural gas and liquid propane (LP) gas. Each type of gas has its own benefits. LP gas burns much hotter than natural gas (about 3 times as hot!) because of the additional carbon in it. This gas is stored in a tank that is installed outside of your home.
Natural gas doesn't burn as hot as LP gas, but its also less expensive. Also, natural gas can be piped into an appliance from buried gas service lines, so you won't have to worry about storing a large tank of gas. Before you decide which type of gas log set to purchase, check with your local natural gas company to see if natural gas is available for your home. If this service is not available, then you will have to purchase LP gas logs.
Whichever heating appliance you decide on, make sure to check with the local and state codes in your area to ensure that the appliance of your choice is allowed in your area. Vent-free heaters are not allowed in some geographic areas of the United States and in some locations within your home. For the safety of your home and belongings, be sure to keep flammable objects such as curtains, furniture, and clothing at least 3 feet from your vent-free appliance to prevent a fire.
It is important to arm yourself with the right resources before purchasing a new heating appliance. If you look past the low cost pricing on cheap gas log sets and make sure that you are purchasing a quality appliance for the right price, you can’t go wrong. Gas log sets are the perfect option for getting more use out of your masonry fireplace and adding heat to cold rooms during the winter.
An Abundance of Styles
Gas log sets also come in many different styles. Some gas log sets are created to look exactly like their real wood counterparts, while others embrace a more modern twist. Many gas log sets are hand-painted to create the realistic look of gas logs. Price is not the only determinant in choosing a gas log set; the quality of the set should also be looked into as a factor as well. While it may be tempting to purchase the cheapest gas log set, the quality of the parts and warranty of the system are other considerations that should be made before the purchase. Choose the gas log set that fits best with your home and budget.
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