Benefits of Gas Log Sets for Your Fireplace
Some people wouldn’t think of running a fireplace on anything other than wood. Any alternative would be almost sacrilegious. If this doesn’t describe you, read on to find out about a convenient alternative that is also a beautiful option – gas log sets.
Other people aren’t interested in the mandatory routine with a wood-burning fireplace, which goes something like this:
- Go out and buy pre-cut logs – or – go out and chop the wood yourself.
- Haul the wood home.
- Stack the wood in a place where it won’t get wet.
- Cart the wood into the house, trying not to make a huge mess.
- Arrange the logs in the firebox correctly so you can get a fire started quickly.
- Get more logs when the fire starts to die out.
We could probably do the whole alphabet here, but you get the picture. Many homeowners simply aren’t fans of wood-burning fireplaces. Fortunately, if you already have one, there’s a nice solution: convert it to gas.
Gas log sets
With a little direction and possibly assistance from a professional, your wood fireplace can be easily re-arranged to use gas log sets. Gas fireplaces come in both vented or non-vented styles. Vented gas units use a traditional flue vent like those found in wood-burning fireplaces. They’re usually chosen for their beautiful aesthetic appeal rather than their ability to deliver huge amounts of heat.
For greater heat and efficiency, homeowners choose non-vented gas fireplace systems. These units work well with standard wood fireplaces with a closed damper or in a non-vented firebox enclosure.
The amazing thing about modern gas log sets is how realistic they look. Manufacturers have mastered the art of bringing the look of many natural woods with their knots, odd shapes and color varieties to safe ceramic replicas. It’s not uncommon for a person to initially not be able to tell the difference between a wood log fire and a gas log fire without closer inspection.
Why go with gas?
We won’t trudge through the alphabet here, but we will list a few key things that gas fireplace enthusiasts love:
- No mess
- Easy fire starting
- Minimal cleaning and maintenance
- Instant heat
- Easy-to-use remote
- Very clean burning
If you have a wood-burning fireplace and are tired of it, or if you’re thinking of adding a first or additional fireplace to your home, you may be one of those people who prefer the advantages of using gas to power it. Most first-time gas fireplace buyers are astounded at the selection of log sets, mantles, surrounds, inserts and hearth accessories that are available today from the most respected makers in the industry. There’s a lot to see and choose from when going with gas, and Marsh’s Stoves & Fireplaces of Toronto would like to help you get exactly what you’re looking for.
Visit us at 3322 Dundas Street West, or give us a call at (416) 762-4582. We’ll make your trip worthwhile.