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Add Convenience With a New Gas Log Set

Are you thinking of adding a new fireplace to your home? Do you rarely use your older wood burning fireplace? Wood fireplaces are wonderful, but they do take a lot more work in regards to operation and upkeep. Oftentimes, the inconvenience of chopping wood and starting a wood fire deters homeowners from using their fireplace as much as they would like. But, what if we told you that you could have an authentic looking fire with the flip of a switch? At Old Smokey’s, we are very excited about the selection of gas log sets that we have available. Our gas log sets are easy to operate, easier to maintain, and are usually more economical than their wood-burning counterparts.

Gas Log Sets

A gas log set is an appliance that can either be installed in a new fireplace or be inserted in an already existing gas or wood burning fireplace. It consists of a gas burner and a set of ceramic logs. The burner produces large flames, similar to what you would get with a wood burning appliance, using either natural gas or propane. The fire resistant ceramic logs look like real wooden logs. The effect of the burner and the log set together is a genuine looking wood fire but without the wood.

Gas log sets mimic wood burning fireplace while producing a similar amount of heat. However, they aren’t incredibly efficient heat producers and therefore aren’t recommended for home heating needs. If you are looking for home heating options, check out some of the other appliances that we offer here at Old Smokey’s.


Although gas log sets require similar ventilation as a wood burning fireplace, the ventilation system is usually easier to maintain. This is because the ceramic log don’t actually burn and only produces a small amount of gas byproduct from the natural gas or propane. Therefore, vent cleaning is easier due to the diminished creosote production. That being said, it is still important to have you vent inspected every year by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweep.

Gas log sets are much easier to operate than a wood fireplace. Instead of finding a wood source, hauling and stacking wood at home, all you need to do with a gas log set is flip a switch. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

If you want to add convenience and elegance to your home, call us at Old Smokey’s to get an estimate on a gas log set. You can call us at 800-876-6539 or schedule an appointment online here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Let Our Technicians Convert Your Wooden Fireplace to Gas Logs!

An older wood fireplace can give your home a cozy, traditional look that is hard to beat. However, you may have realized that your fireplace doesn’t put out as much heat as you wished it would. Furthermore, you have probably figured out that your fireplace takes a lot of time, energy, and money to maintain. This is a problem is so common that many homeowners don’t really use their wood fireplaces very often, if at all. At Old Smokey’s we can help you bring new life to your wood fireplace, without all the hardships associated with maintaining and operating it. Our gas log sets are economical, low maintenance, and easy to operate.

Gas Log Sets

A gas log set is a decorative appliance that can be inserted into your current firebox, converting it to a gas fireplace instead of a wood burning one. Gas logs consist of ceramic, fire resistant logs which are places on top of a burner fueled by either propane or natural gas. The ceramic logs are designed and placed to look like real wood logs and create an extremely realistic looking wood fire. Although they are fueled with gas, they do require similar ventilation as a wood fireplace.

Gas Log Set Benefits

Gas log sets are much more easy to maintain. Since the ceramic logs don’t actually burn, the only byproducts produced are from burning natural gas or propane. Since these clean-burning fuels produce very little in the way of byproducts chimney and vent cleaning is much less frequent. Although there is less maintenance, it is still very important to have your gas log inspected at least once a year by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technician. Gas logs sets are also much easier to operate. Instead of chopping, seasoning, and collecting wood, all you need to do is flip a switch or push a button.

How Much Heat do Gas Logs Produce?

Gas logs produce similar heat to a wood fireplace, meaning they aren’t incredibly efficient. If you want to increase your heating efficiency as well, we also sell gas inserts at Old Smokey’s. People often confuse gas logs and gas inserts. The main difference is that gas logs vent straight out of the chimney, and gas inserts push heat into your home.

If you want a more convenient lifestyle, call Old Smokey’s for an estimate on a gas log set. You can call us at 800-876-6539 or schedule an appointment online here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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