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How To Choose Gas Logs For Your Fireplace

Written on: January 23, 2023

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Gas Hearths

propane fireplace north carolina When it comes to adding warmth and charm—without the mess or hassle of logs and embers— many people are embracing the ease and style of a gas fireplace. One thing that always surprises people is the realistic look and actual warmth of a gas fireplace!

These sets are no plastic logs over a lightbulb. In fact, most always ask, “how do you choose the logs you use in a gas fireplace?” The gas logs in a gas fireplace are made from cement, ceramic, or ceramic fiber blends that are carefully crafted and painted to look just like real wood logs. You can even specify a species of wood!

Gas logs are made to withstand high heat, and should last two to five years, depending on how much you use your gas fireplace. But the best part about a gas fireplace is that you don’t need a chimney.

The pros at Pico Propane can make it easy to add a gas fireplace to virtually any room in your North Carolina home. The main choice you need to make is between ventless and direct vent designs.

Ventless or Direct Vent: What’s Best?

Direct vent and vent-free technology are two great ways to add a gas fireplace even if you don’t have a chimney or flue. All that’s needed is access to propane gas.

A direct vent gas hearth can be installed almost anywhere. That means you can incorporate cozy charm into just about any room, including living rooms and family rooms, but also even kitchens and dining rooms! Create your dream master suite or a spa-like bathroom escape, just by adding a gas fireplace.

You can also convert traditional fireplaces to a maintenance-free propane hearth with a gas log insert.

The Size Matters

Aesthetically, you want your log set to be in proportion to your fireplace.

The size of the fireplace and the size of your burner will help you determine the size of your gas log set. You need to allow space for control valves, gas lines, and other elements so the width of your burner should not be the exact width of your fireplace. We can help make sure you choose the best size for your hearth.

Are There Other Benefits of Installing a Propane Fireplace?

Propane-fueled fireplaces add ambiance—but they also provide efficient supplemental heat without the mess, smoke, and ash of a wood-burning fireplace.

Also, a gas hearth is much safer. No more playing with matches and waiting for tricky kindling to catch—you can turn on and adjust the flame with a wall switch or even a remote control and turn it off when you are done. No waiting for embers to burn out or worrying that they will flare up again.

Warm Up Your Home with the Help of Pico Propane!

Nothing beats the cozy charm and ambiance of a fireplace. Let our team show you just how easy and affordable installing a gas fireplace or stove can be. We service and install everything we sell, and we stand by our work. Contact us for more information today.