Switch from Firewood to Gas Logs

Why Should I Switch to Gas Logs?

It’s difficult keeping up with the newest technologies, especially when companies are trying to out-do their competitors.  But as a consumer we need to realize that the most important factors are the ease of use and the price.  So, for chimneys sake, why are we still using wood logs if gas are available and better on not only your fireplace unit, but your home and health as well.  If you need help making the switch, Pozzi Chimney Sweep is here to make sure you know everything to make the installation as easy as possible.

A gas fireplace starts your heat with the touch of a button.

A gas fireplace starts your heat with the touch of a button.

If you’re worried that switching to gas logs will take away from the realistic feel of wooden logs, you have been lead astray. With a couple of added features, they can be just as great as the old fashioned method. Gas logs are composed of various materials that have been treated to resist flames. They are also inexpensive and cost less than running the electricity. Gas logs are much more user friendly as they do not have to be cleaned as often as wooden logs and cool down much more quickly, often having tendencies to create sparks even after the fire has been extinguished. You can also adjust the amount of flames in the unit, so if you are an inexperienced fireplace user this type of fire may be idea for you. Most importantly gas logs are better on you and your family’s health because they release less creosotes when burning.

I’m in, How Do I Switch?

So now you’re convinced, but you are unaware as to how you switch your unit into a gas-burning fireplace, right? There are many options you can choose from when you are deciding what you want to use: a gas fireplace, a vent-free gas fireplace, and a gas fireplace insert. Surprisingly, none of these units will require a structural change from your old unit as long as there is a gas line within 10 feet of the structure. Gas free log kits give a more traditional look with less heat. A vent-free gas kit keeps in all the heat, but can be harmful to anyone with heart or asthma problems because they keep the combustion in the home. The gas insert provides the look of a fire without the open flames. Call today to see how you can upgrade your heating system and save money, mess and energy.