Gas Log Fireplace Installation & Repair in Brookfield, IL
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Gas logs are an alternative to traditional wood burning fireplaces and offer many benefits. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit almost any look desired. Many modern gas logs look almost identical to a wood burning fire, with some that even make cracking sounds. For expert services in La Grange look to our experts at Allan E Power Plumbing Heating & Cooling for industry leading solutions today! See what some of our past customers have to say here, and call us today!
How do gas log fireplaces work?
Gas fireplaces run off of gas, which can be either natural gas or propane. A gas line is attached to the side of the fireplace. The logs contain an ignition switch that is similar to a striker on a lighter. When you turn on the gas to the fireplace and press the ignition switch, the flame ignites the gas. Gas fireplaces can emit heat to increase comfort in a room, or simply create an ambiance.
There are two basic types of gas logs, including vented and unvented. Vented logs must be used with the damper open, while unvented logs can be used with closed, or partially closed, dampers. Vented logs are the most popular option, because they most closely resemble a real wood fire.
Our experts can provide you with efficient installation solutions to get your home equipped with one of these units in no time!
What are the benefits of gas log fireplaces over wood fireplaces?
The advantages of installing gas logs over a traditional wood fireplace are numerous. These reasons include:
- There is no ongoing cost to purchase wood or fire starters.
- Gas log fires are started in a few seconds, typically by pushing an ignition switch. No expert fire-building skills are required
- Turning off the gas fireplace takes only seconds. There is no waiting around to be sure that the embers are really out.
- Gas fires produce no ash. Thus, the interior air quality is better than with wood fires.
- There are no ashes to remove from the fireplace before you can start the next fire.
What is the installation procedure?
Gas logs can only be installed in homes that already have a working fireplace and chimney. We will measure the inside space of the fireplace to ensure that you order gas logs in a length that will fit. Gas logs require professional installation because a gas line and outlet must be installed in the fireplace.
Our professional installer will then assemble the igniter and connect it to the gas line. Safety testing will be performed to ensure that there are no gas leaks. Finally, the logs are inserted into the fireplace to complete the installation.
Is it easier to maintain a gas log fireplace?
Gas logs are almost maintenance-free, as they do not often get dirty. However, if cleaning is desired, owners can brush them gently with a soft-bristled brush. The pilot light may require annual lighting for some logs. It’s a good idea to have the logs inspected annually by a professional to ensure there are no leaks or malfunctions.
Our experts can ensure that all these services are performed perfectly. From installations to repairs and everything else in between, our expert technicians have got you covered.
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