While the temperatures outside are still warm and the days are still long, fall is just around the corner! Get your home ready for the change in seasons – and the change in temperatures – with a new gas log set!
Gone are the unrealistic, fake, blue flames of the past; modern gas log sets can mimic the look and feel of a real wood burning fire – at only a fraction of the cost. With a variety of choices for material, style, and burning options, there is the perfect gas log set for every family!
Benefits of gas fireplaces
Gas fireplaces provide homeowners with fast, low maintenance, and easy to use heat for their homes. The following are just a few of the reasons to consider switching to a gas fireplace.
- Push button heat: Starting a gas fire is often as easy as pushing a button. This is extremely convenient for those with busy schedules or who want to enjoy a fire without the time commitment of wood. Likewise, as many modern gas fireplaces come with remotes you can start your fire without ever leaving the couch!
- Efficiency: Gas is the most efficient heat source for fireplaces; most gas fireplaces operate with more than 90% efficiency, leading to savings on fuel costs as well as energy bills.
- Low operating costs: In addition to burning efficiently, gas fireplaces are extremely inexpensive to operate. A natural gas fireplace will cost between $0.60 and $1.50 per hour to operate, making it one of the most inexpensive heat appliances available.
- No burn bans: the Puget Sound area can be subject to burn bans in an effort to combat air pollution. Gas fireplaces, however, are exempt from burn bans and can continue to be used, even when burn bans are in place.
- Constant heat: Gas fireplaces can be set at a specific temperature; the fireplace will remain at this temperature until the unit is turned off. This means that the heat can be turned up or down depending on the weather outside, all without the need to constantly tend and stoke the fire.
Types of gas logs
To fuel a gas log, you need certain materials, such as a gas burner. Gas burners are covered by a man-made ceramic log. Doing this helps the fire look more like an actual wood fire. Logs can be made out of clay, ceramic, or molded concrete and can be shaped into a variety of wood styles include oak, birch, and hickory.
In order to create a more realistic flame, most gas logs burn “dirty”. This means that the gas burns slightly less efficiently, changing from the science lab blue flames to more realistic yellows and oranges.
Whether you already have a gas fireplace or are ready to switch to the ease of push-button fires, now is the perfect time to invest in a new gas log set! For more information on how a gas log set can transform your fireplace, contact Pristine Sweeps today.