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How Do Gas Log Sets Work?

Update Your Fireplace and Revitalize Your Living Space!

fireplace installation north carolina When the temperatures begin inching their way down during an early North Carolina winter, do you have home heating solutions to keep comfortable? Do you a fireplace that sits unused every winter? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a roaring fire in the hearth on frigid winter nights?

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Even if you have a working woodburning fireplace, setting up a fire is no simple matter. You need to hoist in firewood and get down on your hands and knees to light the flame. Don’t get too comfortable, though; you’ll be adding logs all night. And when it’s time to turn in, you need to make sure all the embers are out.

Then, there’s the cleanup, which is an endeavor in itself!

At LG Jordan Oil Co., we sell and install multiple convenient and easy-too-use gas fireplace options! Using clean, efficient propane, you can enjoy all the comfort, ambiance, and convenience of a fireplace with a top-of-the-line gas log set.

What is a Gas Log Set?

A gas log set can go in just about any existing fireplace. It is a set of ceramic logs with pipes running through them to deliver a stream of propane gas. When ignited, these logs burn continuously with a steady, beautiful propane flame. Most gas logs are controlled with a knob, remote or another no-stress mechanism.

Are There Different Kinds of Gas Logs?

You can divide gas logs into two categories: vented and vent-free.

Vented gas logs require a fireplace with a working chimney to vent byproducts of propane combustion. They have larger, more realistic flames, but some of their heat will escape out your chimney.

Vent-free gas logs don’t require an open chimney and are subject to more regulations. Their flames are smaller, but they deliver more heat into your living space.

What are the Benefits of Gas Log Sets?

A gas log set is one of the best investments you can make for your home comfort, quality of life and property value. Here are some of their incredible benefits:

  • Convenience: You’ll enjoy instantaneous flames without the work. When you’re done, just turn off the gas log and call it a night!
  • Safety: You don’t need to worry about loose embers or logs. Additionally, propane flames are much cleaner than burning wood, which emits fine particulate matter.
  • Maintenance: Because propane is so clean burning, you won’t have to clean your chimney as often.
  • Curb Appeal: A gas log can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors estimated a working fireplace could increase a home’s market value by up to $12,000.

Let LG Jordan Install Gas Logs for You this Winter Season!

The team at LG Jordan Oil Co. installs more gas logs—and other hearth products —than just about any company in Wake, Chatham, and surrounding counties. If you’re ready to boost your quality of life with a high-efficiency gas log set, our technicians can help you choose a great product you can enjoy for years to come.

Come by our Apex showroom or contact us to arrange an appointment. You can also call us for more information or a basic consultation.