If you have a wood-burning fireplace then you know that the price of wood can be expensive. There is a cheaper alternative out there. Believe it or not…gas logs, (with few exceptions). Hard to believe, but it’s true. Gas logs which are not safe to install in gas fireplaces have been designed to be installed in wood burning fireplaces only as a means of converting them to gas operations.
Gas Logs give you the benefits of a fireplace in your home without any of the disadvantages that come with burning wood such as the soot or cutting firewood. If you have a working wood burning fireplace and you can use gas logs. Gas logs are manufactured using refractory cement or other non-combustible ceramic materials. To light a fire all you might have to do depending on the type of gas log is push a button on your remote or light a match. You get to choose how long you want the fire to burn; use it for an hour or keep it going all day without having to add more wood.
But before you buy a set of gas logs, it’s very important that before you buy gas logs, you must know what type of fireplace you have…and if it is safe to burn gas logs in it.
Vented gas logs can be installed in most any fireplace that is burns wood but they must be burned with the damper open. They can also be installed in outdoor fireplaces and fire pits that meet local building codes. Don’t install vented gas logs in any gas fireplace or gas stove.
The other type of gas logs is ventless gas logs that can be installed in any fireplace that is fully capable of burning wood and are burned with the damper closed. In some instances they can also be installed in some approved ventless fireboxes, providing the firebox is specifically rated for the use of after-market ventless logs and does not have a specific proprietary ventless log and burner system supplied by the fireplace manufacturer. A ventless fireplace has no chimney, vent or damper. You CANNOT install ventless gas log in any other type of gas fireplace or gas stove including b-vent (natural vent), direct vent or ventless gas fireplaces.
At PCS, we sell a wide range of Heatlilator Gas Logs such as the Fireside Oak that has been designed to fill larger fireplaces. It was the winner of the 2005 Vesta Award for Best Gas Log Set easily fills large sized hearths. The kit includes 11 authentic looking logs, molded from real oak timber (12 logs on three-tiered 30″), state-of-the-art, tiered burner system creates a multi-level fire. Hidden controls are easily accessible, won’t detract from the fire’s authenticity, and allow the log set to fit perfectly centered.
Give us a call today at 281-491-0433 to get a set of gas logs for your fireplace today!