At Lonestar Chimney Sweep, we offer the best selection of gas fireplace logs in Texas! If you’re new to gas logs, we’ll answer some common questions that customers have.

Question: How does burning gas logs compare to real wood fireplace logs?

Answer: The choice between burning gas logs and real logs, at times, just comes down to personal preference. People prefer burning gas logs because they provide instant heat and cost less per hour compared to firewood. Many people also like the convenience of gas logs; you can simply turn it on and have heat. With wood burning fireplaces, you oftentimes have to chop wood and start the fire, not to mention, it takes a good deal of time to feel the heat.

Using a gas fireplace may also be more environmentally friendly. Gas logs produce fewer emissions — between 35 to 40 percent less — than firewood, keeping the air quality clean, while protecting the forests.

Question: What type of fireplace do I need for gas logs?

Answer: Gas logs, if you can believe it, are not meant for gas fireplaces! Gas fireplace logs are made for traditional wood-burning fireplaces when converting them to gas. They are not an aesthetic placement to make a poorly designed fireplace more appealing. If gas logs are installed to a gas fireplace, you could end up igniting a house fire or asphyxiating yourself. The bottom line, do not put gas logs in a gas fireplace!

If you are looking to convert your traditional fireplace to gas, there are a couple choices you have: vented gas logs or ventless gas logs.

Vented gas logs – these logs can be installed and converted into any fireplace that once burned wood, and vented gas logs must be vented with the damper open.

Vented gas logs must be installed by a professional.

Ventless gas logs – these fireplace logs can be burned in any converted traditional fireplace, but with the damper closed.

Ask Lonestar Chimney Sweep about their gas logs

If you want to convert your traditional fireplace to gas logs, call Lonestar Chimney Sweep today for more information.