Cold, rainy days and clear, frigid nights can have us craving the company of hot soup, cinnamon tea, and a soft blanket. But the most comforting thing when you just can’t seem to lose the chill is the radiant warmth of a roaring fire. The question is, who wants to put in more work at the end of a long, cloudy day or cold night when you could enjoy a fire without lifting a finger?
With a gas insert or a new set of gas logs, that radiant comfort can be yours with the flip of a switch. No trips outside to get more wood, no ash cleanup, and no work to get the fire started.
This ease of use has made gas appliances incredibly popular with today’s homeowners, but there are a few other reasons to choose gas. Gas appliances are:
Here at A-1 Chimney Specialist, we’re big advocates of gas inserts and gas log sets, and we’re proud to sell, install, and service the best the industry has to offer. If you have a busy lifestyle and wish you could enjoy a roaring, warming fire without the effort or the mess, consider having our team install a new gas insert or gas log set in your home.
Worried about losing heat up the chimney or experiencing cold downdrafts? With a gas insert, you’ll never have to worry about either again. Direct vent gas inserts are firebox systems which are installed inside of your existing masonry fireplace. These inserts have one pipe which draws combustion air inside and another pipe for venting the appliance to the outside. Because of this direct-vent technology, these inserts don’t require a working chimney — they can be vented directly through a wall or through the roof of your home — and they eliminate downdrafts and heated air loss completely.
Looking to convert that wood fireplace to gas? Vented gas logs are a great option! These are installed inside of your masonry fireplace and can make it easy for you to enjoy your large, open hearth, without the work of building a fire every time you want to relax.
How are these different from vent-free gas logs?
Unlike vent-free gas logs, vented gas logs rely on your chimney to vent any byproducts. Because these are vented through your chimney, they don’t require the installation of a CO2 detector. Vented gas logs also provide a much more realistic flame pattern. The flames are taller and wrap around the logs in a way that resembles a real wood fire.
Are you ready to upgrade your hearth with a highly-efficient, clean-burning, easy to enjoy gas insert or gas log set? First, give us a call to schedule a chimney inspection with a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified A-1 Chimney Specialist technician. We’ll check your system from top to bottom and make sure it’s ready for your new addition or upgrade. We’ll also let you know if any repairs need to be made before you choose your next hearth appliance.
Once you find the perfect gas insert or gas log set for your hearth, we’ll provide fast, expertly-executed installation, and let you know what needs to be done each year to keep your system working as safely and as effectively as it should.
Ready to get started? Give us a call or click here to request an appointment online today!
We also install prefabricated chimney and fireplaces in addition to all our other installations and chimney product offerings.