With some North Texas stores stocking their shelves with Halloween candy and others even setting up Christmas tree displays, it could get you daydreaming about sitting in front of a crackling fireplace, sipping hot cocoa. Cooler fall weather is coming so it’s time to go out and buy the cocoa and the gas logs in Dallas, TX.
Why gas logs and not real wood? Because wood fires require constant attention, they’re messy, they pose a potential fire risk and, unless you live on a tree farm, getting and keeping a stack of firewood isn’t always easy or convenient. Gas logs are maintenance-free, come in a variety of styles, can often be operated with a remote control and often put out twice as much heat as real wood.
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America, there are some things you should know about the two types of gas logs on the market:
◆ Yellow-Flame Logs
Yellow-flame logs produce a realistic and attractive fire. In fact, they’re often mistaken for real wood fires. The heat output from yellow-flame logs is roughly comparable to the heat from a wood fire. Yellow-flame logs are sometimes referred to as ‘vented’ logs because they require fireplace venting to be used safely. They generate soot and carbon, which is deposited in your chimney, which will require regular chimney cleaning to prevent buildup.
◆ Blue-Flame Logs
Blue-flame logs are designed to produce a lot more heat than yellow-flame logs; but while they burn hotter, they also burn cleaner than yellow-flame gas logs in Dallas, TX. Generally, blue-flame log fires aren’t as realistic or attractive as yellow-flame. A special type of blue-flame log is called an ‘unvented’ or ‘vent-free’ gas log and may be approved for installation in a wood-burning fireplace with the damper closed or in a separate firebox cabinet without a chimney.
Both types of gas logs can be purchased to use either liquid propane (LP) or natural gas. If your home already has gas appliances, like a stove or water heater, then you can purchase a natural gas log set. Natural gas doesn’t burn as hot as liquid propane but it’s less expensive. If you don’t have natural gas service to your home or in your area, you should choose a liquid propane log set. LP burns three times hotter than natural gas; but, you’ll have to have an LP tank set up outside your home that will need to be refilled periodically.
If you want to get ready for fall, come to Jackson’s Home & Garden to see all of our gas logs in Dallas, TX. Visit us online at www.jacksonshg.com or call us at (214) 350-9200 to find out more about all of our fireplace products.
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