Benefits People Seek with Gas logs
Now that mankind has mastered fire and heat, it’s no surprise that the debate ensues over which type of fire and which type of heat are best. Of course, there’s no universal answer, but for many homeowners who want to supplement their home heating with a fireplace, gas is the fuel of choice.
Let’s look at some of the key reasons people choose gas logs for their open burning fireplace:
Gas logs vs. wood logs
Today’s gas log sets are designed to closely resemble real wood, only with none of the mess. With gas logs, you get a pleasant aesthetic touch to your fireplace that creates the feel of a real fire fueled by wood. When you shop for a gas log set, you’ll be amazed at the realism that includes forked “branches,” bark patterns, authentic wood colors and much more.
Consider also the safety factor. A gas log set sends a flame up and through the ceramic logs to create radiant heat, but these logs never actually catch fire. They also never pop and send sparks and embers into the room. When you’re finished using your fireplace, simply turn off the fuel source, and the gas logs will naturally cool on their own in a very safe manner.
Ease of use is another reason many homeowners go with gas fireplaces. Building a fire out of wood is certainly doable, but it can be a hassle – not to mention messy. Starting a fire beneath gas logs requires nothing more than the flip of a switch. Maintaining the temperature of a gas fire is also much easier than with wood. A thermostat regulates how much fire is created in the firebox, so you can quickly adjust in order to get the perfect temperature.
As to the environment, modern gas appliances are designed to burn very clean. A clean-burning fire means less creosote that can corrode chimney walls and lead to a fire as well as less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, compared with wood-burning units.
Finally, if you choose a gas fireplace, you’ll have a ton of options for installing the appliance. Many gas fireplaces are non-vented and can be placed just about anywhere. Even the vented varieties often can be installed in places where it would be either difficult or illegal to set up a wood-burning fireplace.
Gas seems to be the wave of the future with more and more homeowners these days. While there’s something to be said for a roaring wood fire on a chilly winter night, there’s also a lot to be said for clean-burning gas logs. For convenience, safety and great eye-appeal, it’s hard to go wrong with gas.
Burlington Fireplace & Heating of Wisconsin carries a complete selection of the finest gas log sets and all the hearth-related accessories you need every season. Check out our website, or give us a call at (262) 763-3522 to learn more about the benefits of home heating with gas.