Many people love the idea of owning a wood-burning fireplace. However, all the work of collecting, chopping, seasoning, stacking, and hauling wood can seem a bit daunting. This, coupled with the maintenance and upkeep that is required with owning a wood-burning fireplace can make some homeowners leery about owning a wood-burning fireplace. However, did you know that there are fireplace options available that offer both the ambiance of a wood-burning appliance, without nearly the amount of work and upkeep needed. We here at Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions, offer a variety of gas log fireplace appliances. If you aren’t sure a wood-burning fireplace is right for you, let us tell why a gas fireplace might be exactly what you are looking for.
A gas log set consists of a natural gas or propane burner that is installed in an already existing fireplace. A set of realistic looking, ceramic, fire-resistant logs are then installed on top of the burner to give the appearance of a realistic-looking wood fire. Gas log sets require the same type of ventilation as a wood fireplace. However, since you are burning gas instead of wood, there isn’t as much smoke or creosote produced, which will save you on maintenance costs. Furthermore, unlike wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces operate by flipping a switch, saving you a lot of hassles associated with using wood as a fuel. It should be noted that the dancing flames that a gas log set creates are valued for their aesthetics, so they don’t produce nearly as much heat as a gas stove or fireplace insert.
Gas Log Installation
Some people take it upon themselves to try and install their own gas log sets. However, this can be very dangerous, so a gas log set should only be installed by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney and fireplace technician. Installing a gas log set is a very technical procedure and if a mistake is made while installation, you might accidentally expose your home to natural gas or to toxic carbon monoxide gas, putting your family at risk of fire, getting sick or even dying. At Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions, we make the safety of your family our top priority. We require that all of our installation experts are CSIA certified, meaning you can be sure that when your gas log set is installed, it will be done safely and correctly.
If you want the ambiance of a wood-burning fireplace, but don’t want the hassle that goes along with owning one, we here at Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions can help! Our certified professionals can help you determine what log set is best for your home and your budget. In addition to this, we can professionally install it for you as well. If you live in the Greater Dallas area, call Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions at 972-562-6851, or schedule an appointment with one of our fireplace professionals online today. With over a decade of experience, you can be sure that your gas log set will look beautiful and create a wonderful ambiance for your home.