Gas log conversions in Northern Virginia

Convert your wood-burning fireplace

Wood-burning fireplaces are often more trouble than they're worth, resulting in a fireplace that is often seen but rarely used. If you're looking for a cleaner, eco-friendly, and more convenient way to enjoy your fireplace, gas logs could be the ideal solution for you. Any wood-burning fireplace can be converted into a gas log fireplace so you can enjoy the many benefits these features have to offer. Home Living Fireplaces is pleased to offer gas log conversions in addition to new fireplace installation in Chantilly.

Three Unexpected Benefits of a Gas Log Fireplace

Aside from the obvious benefits of a clean-burning fireplace with no preparation time or cleanup, gas fireplaces have a few unexpected benefits as well:

  1. Because your gas fireplace is so easy to use, you'll find yourself enjoying it more often. Using your gas log fireplace for short periods of time is extremely convenient, meaning you can enjoy it during parties, gatherings, and cozy nights spent relaxing indoors.
  2. A gas log fireplace eliminates the need for the firewood while reducing your home's carbon footprint, further improving the overall eco-friendliness of your lifestyle. Converting to gas helps you retain the look of your traditional fireplace while taking a large step toward greening your home.
  3. Your fireplace represents a large aesthetic feature in your home. Gas logs offer you a great deal of customization when it comes to the look of your fireplace. You can choose from a variety of log styles and orientations to find an arrangement that you will always find aesthetically pleasing.

Basics of a Gas Log Fireplace

How does a gas log fireplace recreate the look of a natural wood-burning fire with none of the hassle? First, a natural gas line is installed to provide necessary fuel for your fireplace. A smaller supply line connects the main fuel line to the one or more burners installed in your fireplace, which create the flames you see. To enjoy your fireplace, you'll use a key, knob, or remote control that regulates the flow of gas to customize the size and intensity of the flames. Your fireplace may include a pilot lighting system, or you can opt to light the gas flames yourself each time you use your fireplace. Above the burners is a metal rack with faux wood logs, typically made from ceramic materials to retain their color and shape over time. A bed of sand, rock, or glass provides coverage for the burners and creates "glowing embers" for an even more realistic look. If you'd like to find out more about gas log fireplace conversion in Chantilly, contact Home Living Fireplaces at (571) 357-3473 for a free quote.

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