Installing a set of gas logs is a simple way to transform the look and feel of your fireplace. With gas logs, you can easily turn your wood-burning fireplace into a picturesque, heat-producing source. And doing so does not require a radical change in the structure of your fireplace. With the flip of a switch, gas logs deliver a beautiful fire and source of heat.
Gas logs burn natural gas or propane as a fuel source. The imitation logs are not actual wood, but they give the appearance of real wood, whether oak or pine or hickory or whatever. The “logs” are made from a variety of materials, such as ceramic fiber or concrete. To an untrained eye, the flame is burning wood. It’s an aesthetic illusion. Natural gas or propane is being burned.
There are essentially two types of gas logs: vented and ventless. Vented gas logs display a spectacular flame, but they are basically a decorative appliance. On the other hand, ventless gas logs offer decent heating efficiency, though some areas restrict their use.
In any case, we recommend professional installation. Trust in the certified professionals of Northeastern Fireplace & Design to properly install your set of gas logs. Thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Capital District, western Massachusetts, eastern New York and beyond have benefited from our expertise and experience.
What sort of maintenance is required for gas logs?
Very little. Gas log maintenance is simple, which is one of the main advantages of using them. You don’t have to haul in wood or sweep out ashes. Nevertheless, some maintenance is recommended. We suggest that you have your gas logs inspected by a professional once a year.
Call Northeastern Fireplace & Design at (518) 767-9314 or to check your gas lines, valves, connections, and safety pilot assembly. We can repair any of these elements as needed. While we’re at it, we can also inspect your chimney and clean any soot buildup to allow proper venting of your gas log set.
Even though natural-gas-burning appliances typically do not produce a lot of visible soot, they can leave deposits in your chimney. Over time, these deposits can harm your chimney and its liner and brickwork. The solution? Have your venting system and chimney inspected by one of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) professionals. Even the use of gas logs calls for maintenance consisting of – at the very least – an inspection of your chimney system to discover any hidden problems.
Visit our showroom to see the variety of gas logs we offer. Our Selkirk, NY showroom is just a short drive away or reachable by phone at (518) 767-9314. We’ve served Albany, NY and the Capital District region with fireplace and gas log services since 2007. Call today for a consultation!
We invite you to come in or call us to talk about gas logs. It might be an option you’ve been mulling over for a while. Let’s have that crackling conversation!