You have probably heard the old saying, “The early bird gets the worm.” Being prepared early can pay off, especially when it comes to upgrading your fireplace. If you are wanting to heat your home more effectively for less money, now is the time to be considering your options so you can be warm and toasty this fall with your new heating appliance. Ashbusters would like to tell you more about the benefits of one of these options: gas logs.
If you are tired of the chores involved with a wood-burning fire such as bringing in firewood from outside, turning and adding logs, and sweeping up ashes after the fire is out, you will love having the convenience of turning on a valve or switch to enjoy a fire from gas logs. Some models of gas logs even are equipped with a remote control so you can ignite a fire from the comfort of your couch. Also convenient is having heat from your set of gas logs if the electricity should go out in a winter storm.
When you sit in front of a fire from a set of gas logs, you will not have to worry about sparks jumping from the flame which could possibly ignite a fire within your home or injure yourself or a member of your family. A fire from gas logs also does not produce the hazardously flammable compound creosote. This residue naturally occurs from wood burning but is not a concern from a set of gas logs.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), gas logs are more economical to install than a wood-burning fireplace. When you use gas logs, you also eliminate the need to buy and store firewood every year. Additionally, gas is typically inexpensive and is more efficient per BTU.
Gas logs burn much cleaner than traditional wood, and fewer emissions are produced from a gas-fueled fire. An added plus to gas being a cleaner burning fuel is that it significantly reduces the risk of chimney fires.
Want to know more about the advantages of gas logs? Contact Ashbusters to find out how you can heat your home more efficiently and less expensively this fall and winter.