Have you been thinking about gas log installation for your home? Gas logs are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners. They offer the look and feel of a real wood fire without the hassle of chopping wood or dealing with ashes; however, gas logs also require some care and maintenance to keep them looking and functioning their best.
Extreme Heating and Cooling is a professional HVAC company specializing in properly installing and maintaining gas logs. We are experts in this field and can provide you with the best advice and service for your needs and your family’s comfort and safety.
Our team of experienced professionals will take care of everything for you – from helping you to select the right logs to installing them properly. In addition, we want to ensure that your home is heated perfectly all winter long, so you can relax by the fire without worrying about anything.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about gas log installation and maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gas Log Installation
Can I install a different set of gas logs in my gas fireplace?
It is not recommended. Gas log manufacturers design their products to handle the heat from the logs designed for that fireplace. Replacing the original gas logs with a different set can cause carbon monoxide and gas leakage. It can also overheat the fireplace, causing materials to melt or crack, producing a fire hazard.
However, suppose you have a wood-burning fireplace. In that case, we can help you convert that with gas logs designed to replace wood in traditional wood-burning fireplaces.
Do I need carbon monoxide detectors, and where should I install them?
Yes! Carbon monoxide detectors are essential for your safety. Carbon monoxide is invisible, and carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal! Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in the same room as your gas appliances. There are multiple types of carbon monoxide detectors available in most stores.
Do I need protection around my gas logs?
Yes! The last thing you want is for your child or pet to get burned! We recommend a mesh screen. A mesh screen allows the logs to burn clean. You could also install glass with a mesh screen behind it so that you can close the glass doors when not in use. This also helps with draft in vented fireplaces. Do not burn your gas logs with glass doors closed!
I’m converting my fireplace from wood to gas burning. Do I need to have my chimney inspected?
Yes! It is recommended. Having your chimney inspected should also be a common practice. The last thing you want is to spend the time and money to install gas logs to find out your chimney is not sealed or insulated properly. When that happens, harmful gases and exhaust can leak into your home.
Do ventless gas logs deplete the oxygen in my home? Is this, Ok?
Yes, they do but don’t freak out. Ventless gas logs are safe when used and installed correctly. After about an hour of running your gas logs, we recommend that you open a window to replenish oxygen in your home. Ventless gas logs also come with oxygen depletion sensors installed on them.
Can I install my own set of gas logs?
Installing a set of gas logs should be done by a professional! If not installed correctly, you risk exposing yourself to exhaust, gas leaks, and soot. Ensuring that gas logs are sized appropriately for your space and fireplace is a significant safety consideration. There are many dangers if done incorrectly!