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This year’s fall season doesn’t start until September 23rd, but many are already getting ready for it. As the weather begins to cool, home improvements will focus on remaining warm while lowering heating bills.
A gas fireplace may be a terrific method to heat an area instead of using electricity if you are still struggling with the nuisance of wood-burning flames. For a variety of reasons, gas logs are a superior option to firewood.
DIRECT VENT, VENTED, AND VENT-FREE GAS LOGS
You may choose between vented or vent-free gas logs, or you can go one step further and add a direct vent. Each choice is best for a specific type of homeowner.
Here are some reasons why gas logs, regardless of kind, are a preferable option to firewood:
THE GAS LOGS ARE MUCH CLEANER.
Fitting gas logs implies you’ll spend less time maintaining your fireplace and chimneys: you won’t have to clear up embers and rubbish every time you use it, and you won’t have to sweep your chimney for a handful of years.
GAS LOGS ARE SAFER.
Gas logs are a safer and more attractive heating and decorative option than fire damage, particularly if you have pets, children, or restricted space. When real logs are burned, they can cause flying sparks and creosote accumulation in the chimney, however, when gas logs are burned, they generate a calm flame and emit less waste into the air.
GAS LOGS ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
Gas logs are less harmful to the environment than hardwood. This is due to the fact that when the wood is burned, fine particles are emitted into the air, causing pollution (and build-up in your chimney after a number of uses). You may receive every one of the heating and cosmetic advantages of a wood-burning fireplace even without ecological repercussions since gas logs are not made of firewood instead burn propane or natural gas.
BUYING GAS LOGS SAVES TIME AND MONEY.
Gas logs are a more cost-effective option than burning firewood in the long term. When you contemplate the energy and cost spent buying or cutting your own wood and maintaining your fireplace, as well as the cash spent trying to clear the chimney each handful of years, gas logs will rapidly pay for themselves in terms of cost and time.
STYLISH AND CUSTOMIZABLE GAS LOGS
Gas logs come in a number of sizes and designs, so you’re not restricted to the sort of firewood you have on hand. You may pick from a variety of sizes ranging from 16 inches to 60 inches (we personally carry vent-free logs in sizes ranging from 18 to 36 inches), as well as the sort of wood you want your gas logs to resemble and you can also have a small fireplace screen above it.
*Upkeep of the gas logs*
Although it is considerably easier to maintain a gas log set than it is to burn actual firewood, it is still necessary to have your logs examined for cracks and breaks once a year. If your gas logs aren’t in good shape, you shouldn’t utilize them.