When to Replace the Logs in Your Gas Fireplace

Knowing how often gas logs and other hearth products wear out.

fireplace apex, nc If you have a propane or natural gas fireplace in your home, you can probably attest that it’s a convenient, low-stress way to enjoy the benefits of a cozy wood fire. You don’t need to lug wood logs around or stoop down to light the fire and clean up the ashes. All you need to do is push a button, and the flame turns right on!

Gas logs and fireplace inserts burn cleaner than wood fires. Without soot and ash going up your chimney, you won’t have to do nearly as much chimney cleaning or maintenance. But that doesn’t mean you can disregard the state of your gas fireplace. These products still need regular maintenance, including the artificial logs themselves.

What are gas fireplace logs made of?

As you might imagine, the logs on a gas fireplace are made from durable materials that can withstand gas flames. These materials are typically ceramic fiber or refractory cement molded to look like natural wood. They are hand-painted to be as realistic as possible.

How often should you replace the logs in your gas fireplace?

If your gas fireplace is well-maintained and used only periodically, its logs should last 10 years before requiring replacement. If you use your gas fireplace more frequently, then they may need to replace the logs in the three to five-year range.

How do you know if your artificial logs need to be replaced?

If your artificial logs have cracks and breaks, you should begin arranging replacements. This is especially important since cracking logs may fall out of position. These products are tested in specific arrangements. Rearranging them can pose a serious safety risk.

It’s worth noting that some discoloration is normal for the logs in your gas fireplace. It doesn’t indicate a safety hazard or a design flaw. In fact, this sooty appearance can make the effect more realistic.

How often should you have your gas fireplace serviced?

A fireplace insert, gas log or other gas-fired hearth product needs annual maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Bringing in a licensed technician once a year ensures all the components are clean and working as intended. This maintenance can extend the lifespan of your gas fireplace.

LG Jordan is your gas fireplace destination!

When homeowners in North Carolina’s Wake, Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, and Lee counties want to enhance their unused hearths, they come to LG Jordan Oil & Gas. We sell top-of-the-line gas logs and fireplace inserts from HEATMASTER and American Hearth. We can install gas fireplaces for both propane and natural gas connections.

Gas fireplaces are stunning focal points for your home and effective ways to enjoy some extra heat on a winter night. They are also enticing for potential homebuyers.

Come to our Apex showroom to check out all the gas fireplace options (and other gas-powered appliances) we offer. And don’t hesitate to reach out to LG Jordan with any questions.