If you want to transform your home with a stylish and versatile heating option, look no further. Our team has experience with a large selection of gas fireplace logs and is ready to guide you through the installation, repair, or replacement process with ease. At Capital Chimney Corp, we’ve got the selection, advice, and expertise you need to turn your heating dreams into a reality.
What Are Gas Logs?
When it comes to enhancing the ambiance and warmth of your home, gas fireplace logs offer an excellent solution. These sets are made of a ceramic or a refractory cement mixture that is specially designed to withstand the high temperatures inside your fireplace. Some sets are reinforced with steel bars to increase their strength and durability. There are two primary types to consider: vented and vent-free. Each has its own unique characteristics that cater to different needs and preferences.
Vented Logs Use The Existing Chimney System
Vented gas logs are designed for use in fully functional wood-burning fireplaces with a working chimney system. One of their standout features is the incredibly realistic-looking flame they produce, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Ventless Gas Logs – No Chimney Needed
Ventless gas logs offer a more versatile installation option since they don’t require a chimney or open damper. This makes them suitable for spaces without a traditional fireplace setup, providing a heating solution for areas that might not accommodate a vented system. While the flames of vent-free logs may not reach the same height as their vented counterparts, the warmth they generate is impressive, making them a practical choice for those seeking maximum efficiency.
What Is A Fireplace Conversion?
A fireplace conversion involves transforming a traditional wood-burning fireplace into a modern and convenient gas-powered heating solution. This process allows homeowners to enjoy the benefits of gas fireplaces, such as cleaner and more efficient burning, without the need to deal with wood logs, ash, or soot.
During the conversion, a burner system and gas logs are installed into the existing structure, connected to a gas line for a constant fuel supply. With a gas fireplace conversion, homeowners can relish the warmth and ambiance of flickering flames while experiencing a significant reduction in maintenance and a more environmentally friendly heating option.
Why Convert To Gas Logs
Gas log sets are very simple to use. This option doesn’t require as much time and effort to start and maintain as a wood-burning fire. You can choose to enjoy their warmth for even short periods safely at the push of a button.
- Convenient To Start & Stop
- Minimal Maintenance Required
- Realistic Appearance
- No Mess
- No Cutting, Buying, Or Storing Wood
Having a gas fireplace can be quite handy during power outages, as well. A permanent gas line fuels logs. Electricity is not required to heat your home. This makes your gas log set an excellent backup heat source for cold Chicago winters.
How Hard Is It To Convert Or Install Gas Logs
Installation can be a seamless and rewarding process, transforming your fireplace into a cozy haven. Ensuring you have a fully functional gas line and the right log set for your fireplace dimensions is crucial. The installation involves careful arrangement of the logs, proper alignment, and spacing for a natural look. After connecting the gas line to the burner pan, our professional installers meticulously inspect for any leaks and verify the functionality of the gas logs, ensuring smooth operation. Once the installation is complete, you can bask in the warmth and ambiance of your fireplace, enjoying the charm of flickering flames without the hassle of traditional wood-burning setups.
All The Elegance Of A Wood Fireplace, Almost No Effort
One of the best features of gas fireplace logs, they require minimal maintenance. You only need to schedule a yearly inspection by a licensed professional to be sure that the valves, pipes, and connections are still in good repair.
For vented log sets, you will need a chimney sweep and inspection of your gas fireplace and ember bed. We will note damages and recommend necessary repairs that need to be made noticed during the sweep and inspection.
Let The Experts Help You Find The Perfect Fireplace Fit
When it comes to creating a comfortable and enchanting retreat in your home, our gas fireplaces and logs offer a variety of possibilities to suit your unique needs. Capital Chimney Corp in Chicago has the knowledge and expertise to handle all of your fireplace and chimney needs. Our experts are here to guide you toward the perfect choice. We take into account your existing setup and lifestyle to ensure an ideal fit throughout the process.
If you currently own a wood-burning fireplace, fear not – our team can effortlessly convert your system to a gas fireplace you’ll adore. This also presents the perfect opportunity to consider a fireplace facelift, adding an elegant touch to your living space.