Looking for Some New Gas Fireplace Logs Near Jacksonville? Call Hudson Chimney!

If you’re looking for a fireplace that provides both decoration and ambience – without the maintenance of chopping, hauling, and storing wood – the time is right to consider using gas logs. While the earliest models gas fireplace logs weren’t very realistic-looking, the logs of today look very close to real wood they even have some rather authentic markings and knots.

No matter your current fireplace type or setup, the team of fireplace and chimney experts at Hudson Chimney can help you determine the easiest, safest, most affordable, and attractive way to use gas logs in your Florida home. We can install gas fireplace logs in almost any existing masonry fireplace or prefabricated wood-burning fireplace.

You could consult almighty Google and search for “gas fireplace logs for sale near me,” or you could save yourself the trouble and give us a call instead. With over 40 years of industry experience, when you work with Hudson Chimney for all matters concerning your hearth, you can trust you’re in good and capable hands. To learn about the different gas logs we sell and what might be the best option for your system, get in touch with someone from our team. You can contact us through our website, or by calling 904-282-4159.

Gas Logs in New Factory Built Fireplace.  Flames are burning and the surround is made of large stones.

What Are Gas Fireplace Logs Made Of?

In an effort to imitate real firewood as closely as possibly, most realistic gas fireplace logs are created from real wood molds that even include features like high-defintion bark and natural colors. Typically made of ceramic, ceramic fiber, concrete, or some other kind of refractory material, gas fireplace logs provide realistic flames, giving you a real wood fireplace look and feel, all without having to chop wood, haul logs, and clean up so much mess.

What’s more, gas log manufacturers recognize that not all firewood is created equal when it comes to look and presentation – even when the firewood in question is fake! In order to appeal to a wide variety of homeowners with different aesthetic preferences, you’ll find gas logs available in many different types and styles of wood. With options like oak, pine, and white birch, everyone is sure to find the perfect gas fireplace logs for their system and style.

Do I Need Vented Or Vent-Less Gas Logs? What’s the Difference?

Today’s gas logs are available as either vented or vent-less, in accordance with the type of gas fireplace you have. It’s very important to make sure you use the appropriate type for your fireplace, as having the wrong logs installed could not only result in issues with appliance operation and performance, but the safety of your family and home as well.

Most vented gas fireplaces come equipped with logs already installed, but you will still be able to choose the style of logs. At Hudson Chimney, we only carry the best products from the most esteemed brands and manufacturers in the industry. With a wide selection of Regency gas fireplaces, and high-quality gas logs from suppliers like Rasmussen and the award-winning Golden Blount, we know you’ll find the perfect gas fire logs for your appliance.

While vented gas fireplace logs are not meant to heat your entire home, they do offer a higher and more realistic flame pattern than their ventless counterparts, making them the perfect option for your Northeast Florida home! Vented logs are also great because they don’t require a carbon monoxide detector, and most of the smell goes up and out of the chimney.

A note on ventless gas fireplaces…

Ventless, or vent-free gas fireplaces might provide a greater heat output and create less overall air pollution, but they are also associated with a high risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is because unlike vented gas fireplaces that release their combustion fumes and exhaust to the outside through some sort of venting system (like a direct vent through the wall or a traditional chimney), ventless models recycle their spent air within the room.

For this reason, at Hudson Chimney, we do not recommend them to our customers, nor will we work on them.

If you have specific questions or concerns regarding this, we invite you to reach out to someone on our team. To do so, fill out this form on our website, or give us a call at 904-282-4159. We’re always more than happy to answer any question you may have!

My Chimney Sweep Says My Chimney Isn’t Safe To Burn Wood In. Can I Install Gas Logs?

While it may seem like the perfect opportunity to try out a new fuel type after learning your chimney isn’t safe for burning wood, the reality is much more complicated. The simple answer is no, you cannot install gas logs as a substitute for wood if it’s been determined that your appliance isn’t safe. Because vented gas logs produce soot and flames similar to real firewood, they require an operational chimney and fireplace suitable for burning wood. Utilizing gas logs as a replacement would only invite carbon monoxide into your home as well as the possibility for a whole host of other dangers. Your chimney is very important to the functionality and safety of your gas appliance.

Where it gets a little complicated is in the determination of why exactly your system isn’t safe for use. While there are a number of circumstances in which we can diagnose a specific problem and outline the steps required to fix it (and/or switch over to a different fuel source), there are also instances where we cannot. However, until you get someone out to take a look at your specific appliance and give the whole system a general overview, you just can’t know for sure.

For other more specific questions, visit our FAQ page, or get in touch with someone from our team. Reach out online, by filling out this appointment request form, or give us a call at 904-282-4159 to learn more.

installed Contemporary City Series Gas FirePlace in home remodel

Hudson Chimney Sells & Installs Quality Gas Logs From Only the Best Brands

Want to know more about gas appliances? Like how do you know when to replace gas fireplace logs? Or if your system might be a candidate for a fuel conversion? Not only are we here to provide you with exceptional chimney maintenance and repair services, but we’re also here to address concerns and answer questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Hudson Chimney online or over the phone at 904-282-4159.


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