Fireplaces add value and a touch of warmth to your home’s decor, making it a good investment for any homeowner. However, ifgas logs fireplace you already have an older wood burning fireplace that doesn’t work properly, you might not think that it is worth the time to fix it. Furthermore, although wood fireplaces create a wonderful ambiance, they do take some effort to operate and maintain. The inconvenience of chopping and stacking wood, and starting a wood fire deters some homeowners from wanting to use their old masonry fireplace. If you desire an authentic looking fire, but don’t want the hassle associated with a wood fireplace, we might have a solution for you. At Old Smokey’s, have an enormous selection of gas log sets available in our showroom. These gas log sets operate with a flip of a switch and are much easier to maintain than a traditional wood burning fireplace. Depending on fuel availability, they can be more economical than their wood-burning counterparts as well.

What are gas log sets?

A gas log set is an appliance that can either be installed new, or be inserted in an existing fireplace. Gas logs consist of a set of ceramic logs and a gas burner. The burner is set up in a way that it produces large flames, similar to that of a wood burning fireplace. The ceramic logs look like real wooden logs, however, they designed to be fire resistant. The effect created when the burner is installed under the log set is a genuine looking wood fire.

Since gas log sets are designed to mimic a wood burning fireplace, they also produce about the same amount of heat as a wood burning fireplace. This usually means that they aren’t the most efficient heat producers and are generally used for heating smaller areas. This doesn’t mean a gas log set won’t keep you warm if you sit by it, but it isn’t the best option if you are trying to supplement your home heating needs. If you are looking for home heating options, look at the wide variety of heating appliances that we offer here at Old Smokey’s. 

Convenience of gas logs

Gas log sets require similar ventilation to a wood burning fireplace, however, gas log ventilation systems are much easier to maintain. Because the ceramic log doesn’t actually burn, there is only a small amount of byproduct produced from the natural gas or propane fueling it. This means that less creosote is produced compared to burning wood, and there is less to clean up during your annual inspection. With all that being said, we must stress that it is important to have your ventilation inspected annually by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney sweep.

If you’re ready to add the warmth and convenience of a gas log fireplace to your home, call us at Old Smokey’s to get an estimate. You can reach us at 800-876-6539 or schedule an appointment online here. You can also stop by our showroom located at 220 W State St, Ashley, IN 46705 and look at our wonderful selection gas logs for yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon!