The new year is approaching and it’s time to start thinking of ways to change your old ways and adopt new habits. For many, that means adopting a new, healthy lifestyle of choosing nutritious food options and workout routines. Maybe you’ve decided to become more organized in the new year. Or maybe you’re going to spend less time at work and more time with the people you love. All of these are great things to consider. If you’re really serious about spending more time with your family and friends, what better way to do so than playing games and relaxing in front of your new gas fireplace?

Why Choose Gas?

Woman resting with cup by fireplace

Woman resting with cup of hot drink and book near fireplace

A fireplace is a great way to add ambiance to your room. However, if you’re not a big fan of seasoning wood and bringing it in the house to get and keep the fire going, there’s an easier option. If the idea of a crackling fire at the touch of a switch appeals to you, then gas is the way to go! If you’re worried that gas logs don’t look natural and inviting, then you’re thinking of old-fashioned gas logs. Today’s gas logs give off a natural looking warm glow that adds to the comfort and warmth of your home.

Benefits of Gas Logs

One of the biggest benefits of gas logs is convenience. Your gas logs are connected to a wall switch, so all it takes to turn them on or off is a flip of a switch. But there are other benefits as well. Gas logs release fewer pollutants into the air than burning wood, so you can stay warm and help the environment. If you love the look of wood, you can rest assured that today’s log sets look very realistic with a variety of styles.

There are two types of gas logs, vented and ventless. A vented fireplace uses your natural chimney to get rid of byproducts. The problem with this type of venting is that much of the heat is lost up the chimney as well. But if what you’re going for is an authentic fireplace look, then this option could work for you. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for an additional heat source for the room, you may be happier with a ventless system. This may cause a buildup of moisture or of harmful gases, especially in a smaller area, so some areas have strict codes regarding the installation of these types of fireplaces. Be sure to check your city or state building codes before installing unvented gas fire logs.

Come to the Right Place

If you’re interested in installing gas logs in your fireplace, give Black Velvet Chimney a call. We have all types of fireplaces for you to choose from! We pride ourselves on great customer service as well. Give us a call today!