Why Make The Switch From Wood To Gas Logs?
Written on: December 21, 2020
It’s been a challenging year so far, with what looks like a long and stressful winter ahead of us here in Pennsylvania (and, well, everywhere else). In other words, it’s the perfect time to spend a big chunk of the next few months relaxing in front of a warm, healing hearth.
The problem with that scenario is that gathering wood, starting and maintaining a fire, and cleaning up afterwards takes a lot of effort – sometimes too much effort to justify a few short hours of relaxation. If that’s the case, and you still want to enjoy a winter full of cozy fires, a propane gas log set could be perfect for you.
Propane gas logs offer an efficient, convenient alternative to burning wood if you have an existing brick or concrete mantle. Choose propane gas logs and you’ll:
- Enjoy one-button convenience – Push a button and voila – instant fire. Push it again and the fire’s out, with no waiting for embers to die down.
- Reduce your heating bills – A new propane fireplace insert is about four times more efficient than one that burns wood, so you’ll spend less money to keep it running. A direct-vent propane fireplace is also an efficient source of supplemental heat that can take some of the load off your central heating system, allowing you to drop the thermostat in your house a few degrees.
- Stay safer – Open fires pose many dangers, from falling wood to flying embers and blown-back smoke – not to mention creosote buildup in your chimney, which is a major fire hazard (and a costly expense to keep on top of). All of these problems are eliminated with gas logs – just get them professionally maintained once a year and you’ll be good to go.
- Decrease your impact on the environment – Less fuel needed means a smaller carbon footprint for your home. Propane also burns cleaner than wood, so there are fewer carbon emissions – especially particulates – with a propane fireplace insert.
Want to learn more about propane gas log sets – or propane fireplaces – for your southeastern Pennsylvania home? Contact Ace-Robbins today for a FREE estimate on propane hearth installations in Wyoming County, PA!