A fireplace with a gas log set installed offers a number of advantages over a traditional wood-burning fireplace. They are simple to use, safe, efficient, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and cost effective.
Gas logs can be started either by using an on/off switch or remote making them very convenient to run. There is no hassle of loading a log every few hours. There are also no ashes to clean out of the fireplace and no debris left from the logs.
They are much safer than an open fireplace. There are no dangerous flying sparks from the fire. Creosote does not build up with a set of gas logs. You also do not have to leave the house in the bitter cold winter for firewood.
Gas logs are a source of heat and light for the room when there is a power outage.
Gas logs are made of ceramic fibers that hold up to extremely high temperatures to ensure that they will not deteriorate over time. They offer years of enjoyment without having to replace the firewood.
They also burn much cleaner than a traditional wood fireplace. Since creosote buildup is not a problem with these logs, there is a significantly reduced chance of a chimney fire.
Gas logs are a fraction of the cost of a traditional fire. The yearly cost of buying and stacking firewood is eliminated. The chimney also does not need to be cleaned every season. In general, gas can be more efficient and less expensive per BTU.
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