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All About Gas Logs

All About Gas Logs

A popular, energy-efficient way to convert a wood-burning fireplace to gas fuel, gas logs are more economical than gas fireplace inserts, and these logs require less time to install as well. A roaring fire without any hassle, some sets of gas logs are so convenient that you can use a remote control to adjust the flame. In the past, artificial fireplace logs looked so unrealistic that no one was tricked into believing he was looking at a wood-burning fire. Forget those plastic-looking logs from the 1970’s; when you see a fire burning using the Hargrove gas logs sets you will find at The Cozy Flame, you may have to remind yourself that you are not watching flaming logs of wood. Our Comfort Consultants in the showroom at The Cozy Flame would like to tell you more about gas logs and how they can heat your house with some help from the experts at the Chimney Institute of America (CSIA).

There are two different kinds of gas log appliances. If you have more questions after reading this post, please feel free to call us.

There are two different kinds of gas log appliances. If you have more questions after reading this post, please feel free to call us.

The most important things to know when you are shopping for gas logs include what the two different types are and what makes these two types different:

  1. vented gas logs Also known as the “yellow flame” gas logs, a working chimney with the approval to use gas to fuel its fireplace is required to install this type of gas logs. Producing a beautiful, realistic fire, the flame provided by vented gas logs is quite often mistaken as a wood-burning fire. The heat output of this type of gas logs is also comparable to a wood-fueled fire as part of it exits through the chimney, so it is not as strong as the other type of gas logs. Venting by-products like soot and carbon out via the chimney, the CSIA recommends you have your chimney swept annually as proper and safe maintenance.
  2. vent-free gas logs If you have heard someone talking about “blue flame” gas logs, he or she is talking about this type of gas logs. As is named “vent-free,” this type of gas logs needs no ventilation and can be installed almost anywhere in your home, as long as it meets the codes of your town. Your local codes are particularly important if you want to use vent-free logs to heat your home because in certain parts of the country, you cannot legally use this type of gas logs, due to the effects it has on the indoor air quality of your house. While the appearance of the vent-free gas logs fire is not as realistic as one of the other type, the “blue flame” fire provides much more heat than a “yellow flame” fire ever possibly could. Approved for installation in a wood-burning fireplace with its damper closed, the Cozy Flame can also install a separate firebox cabinet which is approved for use without a chimney for these gas logs.

If you have any more questions about gas logs and which type is right for your home, contact The Cozy Flame today. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in choosing your best set of Hargrove gas logs.

Making the Switch

Conversion to Gas Fireplace

We now live in a time where we want things done easily and hassle-free. We want to see to it that we don’t need to exert too much effort just to get things done. This is the same in the world of fireplaces and chimneys. As phones kept changing to a better, easier model, the same is true for fireplaces.

One big advantage of gas fireplace is the energy-efficiency it provides.

One big advantage of gas fireplace is the energy-efficiency it provides.

Before, we only had the old-fashioned fireplaces that were huge and could only cater to dry seasoned wood. It was a hassle to constantly stack and find or buy wood. But now, we have options. We now have gas fireplaces.

We’d like to explain more about having a gas fireplace and the how this can make your life easier.

The Difference

The fireplace of before really needs to be maintained properly or else you will encounter chimney and roof fires all the time. You need have perfectly seasoned wood and make sure you have enough of it to keep you warm all throughout the cold season. When the fire begins to die down, you have to start stacking and burning more wood while constantly looking after the fire. And the list goes on and on. This will definitely defeat the purpose of being at ease.

When you have a gas fireplace you not only get to control the amount of fire and the warmth that you’d like, you also get to sit back, relax, and just enjoy the ambiance. You can turn it on and off anytime you want. You can control the flame that it gives. Some even have a remote control so you don’t have to get up every time you need to adjust the flame. It’s also a bit smaller compared to an older model. If you notice older models are big and very simple. A gas fireplace is totally different. It looks very beautiful. It has its own style that will really add aesthetic value to your home. It’s also very safe to use.

Converting to gas is a matter of choice that we will so gladly talk to you about if you really are interested in having one for your home.

We have the best CSIA-certified professionals to guide you all the way in learning about this energy efficient and highly convenient heating system. If you also need your chimney checked and cleaned, or if you need to have other fireplace and chimney related services done, we can definitely assist you with that. Give us a call now and let’s talk!

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