Buying and Installing Gas Logs is Not a Do-It-Yourself Job!

It is so inviting to walk into a room that has a beautiful fireplace with a crackling fire burning. It feels so comfortable to sit on a cozy couch and settle in. Trouble is, it seems like just when you get good and settled in, you notice that the fire is burning down. Therefore, you need to get up to add more logs. There is a great option available to help you avoid this problem: have a set of gas logs installed.

Buying and Installing Gas Logs Image - Aurora IL - Pozzi Chimney SweepAdvantages of Gas Logs

Do you love the look and feel of a wood fire but hate the inconvenience of buying wood? If so, then gas logs are the way to go. You can light your gas logs by remote control, or some start by just lighting a match. In addition, it continues to burn without ever adding more logs. The gas logs look natural. Also, if you have a preference for types of wood, you can find gas logs in almost any type of wood.

Safety: Wood Vs. Gas

Wood burning fireplaces require work. Not to mention, when you burn wood, your chimney gets dirty. The gases that escape up your chimney from a wood burning fire contain wood particles, tar fog, and other chemicals. When they hit the cooler surface of the chimney higher up, they condense to form creosote. This is a highly flammable substance. If left untreated and it catches a spark, a chimney fire could occur. Gas logs, on the other hand, don’t require as much maintenance as a wood fire. They also don’t produce sparks. In fact, if properly maintained, gas logs are a very safe option.

Of course, any time you are working with gas, there are dangers that you need to protect against. The biggest worries are carbon monoxide poisoning, or an unintended gas flame that could cause a fire.

Hire A Professional

If you’re looking at the ease and convenience of gas logs, you might be tempted to install them yourself. In a word: DON’T. The best way to avoid the safety concerns listed above is to hire a certified professional. Rosie of Rosie On The House states it as follows: “Hire a licensed contractor to convert your wood-burning fireplace to gas. Working with a gas line or a propane tank is a job for an experienced professional, not a do-it-yourselfer.”

Another important tip to remember? Have a carbon monoxide detector installed on every floor of your house. Make sure that you check the batteries on a monthly basis and change the batteries every six months.

Professional Installation

When it comes to gas logs, Pozzi Chimney Sweep has the experience and expertise to help you choose the right device for your fireplace needs. When it comes to installing your gas logs, you can trust Pozzi to properly install them. So, that the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or any other gas related issue is almost non-existent. Remember, just as with a wood burning fireplace, it is absolutely necessary to have your gas log set inspected and cleaned on a yearly basis!