A fireplace is a wonderful investment that can add warmth and joy to your home. Nothing beats sitting around a fire on a cold winter night while enjoying some family time. Most people love the idea of adding a fireplace to their home. However, some people are also a little leery of owning a fireplace because of all the extra work that goes into cutting, stacking and hauling wood for fuel. Furthermore, wood-burning fireplaces require a lot of maintenance as well. At Leonard and Sons, we have another option available for those people who want the experience of a real wood fire, but don’t want all the hassle. Let us tell you why a gas log set from Leonard and Sons may be exactly what you’re looking for.
What is a gas log set?
A gas log set is an appliance that can be inserted into your fireplace firebox, converting it to a gas fireplace. To give the appearance of a wood burning fireplace, ceramic, fire resistant logs are placed on top of a burner fueled by either propane or natural gas. These logs are designed and are placed on the burner in such a way that it looks like a real wood fire. Although they are fueled with gas, they do require similar ventilation as a wood fireplace. However, since you aren’t burning wood, you save a lot of time and effort that is usually associated with storing and burning wood fuel.
Installing a gas log can be tricky and if any mistakes are made while installing your gas log set, you may accidentally cause toxic carbon monoxide gas to enter your home, putting your family at risk of sickness or even death. That’s why it is crucial to have your gas log installed by a trained chimney professional who has been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). At Leonard and Sons, we take the safety of our clients incredibly seriously. That’s why we make sure that all of our installation experts are CSIA certified. You can be confident your gas log will be installed correctly, with your safety in mind with Leonard and sons.
Although gas logs don’t create nearly the amount of creosote as wood burning fireplaces and, in general, require less maintenance, it is still important to have your gas log set inspected annually by a certified professional. During an annual inspection, our trained professionals will check your gas valves, realign your logs if needed, check your pilot light, check your pipe connections and inspect your chimney. If any repairs are needed, we can take care of that as well. Other maintenance services include general repairs, cleaning, and ember and decorative glass replacement.
If you are thinking of adding the convenience of a gas log set to your home, call Chicagoland’s number one gas log installation and maintenance experts. Call Leonard & Sons at 847-658-7659 or check us out online to schedule an appointment with one of our fireplace experts today!