7 Reasons to Get Gas Logs
If you are building a home or considering an affordable change, there are plenty of good reasons to get a gas log set. Of course, a fireplace is always a favorite amenity in any home. There are added benefits to having gas logs that make a fireplace even more desirable for many people. Check out some of the benefits to gas logs below.
Here are 7 Ways That Gas Logs May Be Your Best Choice
One – Hassle-Free. Sitting by a cozy fire is a pleasure that just about everyone can appreciate, but not everyone wants to burn real firewood or deal with the hassles that go along with wood burning. Far from the convenience of gas logs, real firewood needs to be purchased or cut and stored. The logs need to be seasoned, which means they need to dry for six months to a year. When the logs are finally brought into your home, they often bring creatures in with them, too, such as spiders and sometimes even mice.
Two – Environmentally Friendly. There are many options in heating. For anyone who wants to make environmentally friendly choices, you can’t go wrong with gas logs. Gas log sets run on liquid propane or natural gas. Whichever fuel is used in a gas log set, the pollutants that enter the air are fewer in number than the amount of pollutants resulting from wood burning.
Three – Realistic. If it has been a while since you got a good look at gas logs, you may be surprised to see how realistic today’s gas log sets really are. Ceramic logs, in fact, look incredibly realistic. They are molded to have the appearance of real logs, complete with natural bark patterns, ax marks, knotholes, and branches. Many models also include glowing embers. Choose gas logs fashioned after the type of wood that you’d like to see, whether birch, oak, driftwood, walnut, or something else.
Four – Stylish Makeover. The types and sizes of gas logs available are widely varied, and there are styles to suit any taste. Whether choosing a see-through design that allows a view of the gas logs from two separate rooms or a rustic, minimalist, traditional, eclectic, or other type of design, gas logs truly can complement any room.
Five – Cost-Effective. The remodeling costs of installing a gas fireplace can total as little as $5,000. The return on your investment is excellent if you sell your home, with estimates showing that you can get back approximately 90% of the cost of installing gas logs, due to the increase in the value of your home. Using gas fireplaces also saves money on heating costs.
Six – Cuts Heating Costs. Gas logs can facilitate zone heating, which is when you only heat the space currently being used. Many have found gas logs ideal during the seasons when central heat is more than what the temperate demands but some warmth is needed.
Seven – Convenient. There is one simple step involved with using gas logs, and it is to either turn the gas supply on or set the desired temperature and let a thermostat do the rest.
Gas logs provide numerous benefits. What is your favorite reason to get gas logs? Let our chimney pros know, and they can professionally install gas logs in your home.
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