Make Your Fireplace More Use-able With Gas Logs

“Purchasing a gas log set should be painless and even fun. Asking your retailer for specific requirements for your home and area will set you on the right path and determining your personal style and heating needs will get you safely across the finish line, where you’ll be rewarded with dancing light and the warmth of home. Use our guide to explore the benefits of vented and vent free and choose the best gas logs for your fireplace.”


When you bought your home, you probably treasured the open-hearth fireplace. You may have even searched for a home with a fireplace. And why wouldn’t you? Fireplaces add warmth, comfort and ambiance to a home. In addition, they add an element of design to any room and serve as a gathering point for families and friends.

The reality of a wood-burning fireplace, however, is that they often sit unused. Consequently, this means wood-burning fireplaces take a lot of work. Wood must be chopped or purchased, stacked and stored, and hauled into the house. A fire must be built and can be tricky to get burning efficiently. If you would like to make your fireplace more use-able and increase its value in your home, there is a solution: Install gas logs.


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How to Buy the Best Manufactured Gas Fireplace

Today’s manufactures have stepped it up and have really given the public what it is that they have been looking for.  When purchasing a new gas fireplace there are a number of options available, to find the best product requires a brief understanding of the latest choices.

Flickering flames and glowing embers: Nothing is quite as cozy as a fire on a cold winter’s day.

Of course, for a fire, a house needs a fireplace that will safely contain it, encourage the fuel to burn, exhaust any smoke, and deliver warmth to the room.

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A traditional masonry fireplace heats by radiation. Radiant heat from the fire warms objects in a room, not the air. As a result, the fireplace wall retains heat and releases it slowly into the room.

Unfortunately, most traditional masonry fireplaces are notoriously inefficient at heating. In fact, they may actually increase drafts in a house. This happens because they may draw room air through the mouth of the fireplace and send it, along with as much as 90 percent of the heat generated by the fire, up the chimney.

To cut heat loss and drafts, glass doors seal the fronts of some contemporary fireplaces. In addition, these sealed fireplaces draw combustion air directly from outdoors so the fire doesn’t steal the air it needs from the room. Some efficient models also have vents that pipe room air past the firebox so it can be heated and then return it to the room. Furthermore, some fireplaces are specially designed to maximize radiant heat delivery and retention.

Direct-Vent Gas Fireplaces

Unlike traditional mortar-and-brick masonry fireplaces with foundations and chimneys, direct-vent manufactured gas-burning fireplaces take advantage of zero-clearance technology.

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