Fireplace Gas Logs – Just Flip A Switch
To Enjoy A Cozy Fire
With the flip of a switch, you can enjoy a roaring fire if your
fireplace is home to gas logs. Gas logs
come in such a wide variety of wood finishes and styles that
you can easily find one that fits your vision for your
Types of Gas
LogsGas fire logs are available in both
natural and propane gas models in nearly every model. The
choices you have are based on the type of fireplace you have,
especially your venting system.
Vented Standard Gas Logs are appropriate
for use in fully vented wood-burning fireplaces with the damper
open. This type of gas log offers the most
realistic-looking wood and log options, but is the least
efficient type because most of the heat escapes through the
damper. This type of fireplace gas logs will work for
both front facing and front and side facing fireplaces.
As long as your original fireplace has a damper a minimum of 8”
in diameter and was designed for burning wood, then it can be
used for either vented or ventless gas log systems.
Ventless Gas Logs, sometimes called
unvented logs or vent-free logs, are so named because the
damper can remain closed, resulting in 99% efficiency.
Vent free gas logs offer an appealing yellow flame, though the
log options may be slightly less real looking than vented gas
logs. If you are looking for a source of heat as well as
beauty, determine if a ventless fireplace is permitted in your
Partially Vented Logs permit you to close
the fireplace damper most of the way, leaving as little as 10%
open. As a result this offers an excellent way to heat
the room while still sending most of the combustion by-products
to escape up the chimney.
Pick Your Log
StyleOnce you’ve identified the
appropriate vent system, the next step is to measure your fireplace to determine the
right size of logs for your firebox. Finally,
you'll choose the fireplace logs. Take a
good look at your firebox, and consider the arrangement
that will look most authentic to you. While
few fireplaces can accommodate a campfire
style wood design, you can still decide whether you
prefer a neatly stacked or scattered presentation.
Also determine what type of wood you prefer; there are
numerous choices of oak, including royal English oak,
northern oak, red oak, and split oak. Perhaps split
logs are more your style, or are you more drawn to white
birch or even driftwood? Don’t forget the
accessories too, like pine cones, acorns, or wood chunks
and chips to enhance the appearance of your fire.
Home of Décor offers a comprehensive selection
of vented gas logs, vented standard gas logs, and see-thru
gas logs. There’s even a great search tool which
quickly shows your choices based on your fireplace’s
dimensions and burner, gas, and vent types.
It’s easy to find the right logs on this site, since you can
refine your source by gas log type (vented or vent free gas
logs), firebox width, fuel type, or price range. Prices
on HomeClick.com are among the lowest you’ll find, and they
frequently offer great sales, free shipping, and even financing