If you’ve been looking for the perfect solution for heating your home, look no further than gas logs. Unlike traditional wood burning fireplaces, gas logs are safe, energy efficient, and provide the constant heat that your family needs and deserves.
When you’re ready to add gas logs to your home, it’s a good idea to learn about the installation process, which can be completed in six easy steps. Learn how to install gas logs in your home so that you can make sure you’re adding this feature to your home safely, quickly, and correctly.
The first thing you will need to do to install your gas logs is to prepare your fireplace or firebox so that you can burn safely. If you already have a fireplace, you need to clean it, make sure the flue is open and the chimney clear, and feed in your gas line.
For homes without a fireplace, a firebox will need to be added before installing glass logs.
The next step in how to install gas logs is establishing ventilation. If you’re installing your gas logs in a fireplace, gas will be vented out of your chimney. When you’re installing a vent-free or ventless gas log system, you will need to maintain airflow around your gas logs. If you’re not sure how to accomplish this, it’s best to consult a professional.
Your gas logs will usually be powered by natural gas or propane, and connect your fuel supply is the third step of the installation process. You will need to make sure that your gas line has the right pressure level, and you will also need a safety shutoff valve that can cut the gas supply when there is a fire.
After your gas line has been connected and you have checked the line pressure, you can add your burner. Put the burner in the correct position, and then secure it using masonry screws. If you have a grate for your gas logs, the grate should be installed over the burning element.
At this point, the heavy lifting of your installation will be complete. The fifth, and next to last step of installing your gas logs is to place the logs themselves. Your logs should have come with instructions for proper placement, which you need to follow to make sure burning takes place correctly.
The final installations step is taking your gas longs for a test drive. Shut off all your valves and let air circulate. If you don’t smell any gas, you can proceed. Light a match, place it on your embers and then turn on your gas valve. If you installed everything correctly, you should have a warm fire in a matter of moments.
If you need help understanding how to install gas logs, or if you want to purchase gas logs for your home, you can contact the team at Emberside.
We know the ins and outs of gas logs, and we can help you choose the option that will fit perfectly in your home. Contact Emberside today.