We Service & Install Gas Logs In & Throughout Middle Tennessee
On top of offering expert heating, cooling, and air quality services throughout Sumner County and its surrounding areas, we also service and install gas logs. If you’re looking to add gas logs to your home in White House, Springfield, Hendersonville, Green Hills, or anywhere else surrounding – or if you need your current set inspected – give us a call now to get scheduled.
Are Gas Logs Right for You?
There’s a lot to gain from having gas logs. Check out some of their many benefits to see if they might be a good addition to your current home setup.
- They offer a convenient way to heat. With just the flip of a switch or push of a button, your gas logs are lit and ready to heat your space.
- They provide an idyllic ambiance. Gas logs offer that cozy fireplace feel, just without the hassle of gathering wood and building a fire.
- They’re energy efficient. Trust gas logs to heat your space efficiently, ensuring your energy bills don’t suffer in the process.
- They get the job done. If you’re looking to get a lot of heat output, gas logs can deliver, no problem.
- They’re easy to use. Turning on gas logs takes only a second, and the flames and heat can be easily adjusted to meet your preferences as the night goes on.
- They’re low maintenance. Gas logs don’t burn real wood, so there’s no mess involved and no extra maintenance needed to get your flames going.
Will Gas Logs Heat a Room?
You bet. Gas logs are known for their high efficiency levels, and they can pour a lot of heat into your space. That means everyone in the space can spread out and sit comfortably, while still enjoying sufficient heat.
Now, can they heat a whole home? No. But for those who implement zone heating into their heating routine, gas logs are a great option. Click them on, turn down your thermostat, gather around the fireplace, and enjoy the cozy aesthetic all throughout the winter months. It’s a money-saving option that’s hard to beat.
Will Gas Logs Work Without Electricity?
Yes. Lighting the pilot flame doesn’t require electricity, so you can still use gas logs in the event of a power outage. This is a great perk, and it gives peace of mind to homeowners during winter storms or other weather disasters. If the electricity goes out, your family will still be able to enjoy light and heat thanks to your gas logs.
Why Are My Gas Logs Not Working?
First things first… is your fireplace remote the problem?
It may sound silly, but before diving into troubleshooting articles online or calling in a tech, change the batteries on your gas system’s remote. Sometimes that’s all there is to fixing your faulty gas logs!
If that’s not the case, here are some of the most common reasons you may be experiencing problems:
- The gas igniter could not be sparking.
- The pilot light might be off.
- The gas valve may be closed, instead of open.
- The thermocouple or thermopile may need some adjustments.
- The gas line might be clogged or blocked.
So, what action steps should you be taking? We suggest calling in a professional tech to complete some troubleshooting. If there is an issue present, it needs to be addressed appropriately in order for your gas logs to function safely and efficiently. If something is done wrong or a part is replaced incorrectly, it could easily invite more problems.
Save yourself the stress – ask us for assistance. We’re trained, educated, and happy to help.
Do Gas Logs Wear Out?
Yes. Eventually, your gas logs will need to be replaced.
How long do gas logs last?
How long your gas logs last will vary depending on how often they’re used and the quality of the logs themselves. If not used excessively and if regularly maintained by a professional, they can last several years. If used frequently and/or inappropriately, though, they may wear out in as few as 3 – 5 years.
In addition to this, gas logs that become damaged or cracked should be replaced before being put back to use. This is one of many reasons why investing in annual inspections from a pro is always a must.
What are signs my gas logs should be replaced?
- Physical damage, such as cracks or chips
- The logs looks discolored or faded
- They don’t produce a strong flame
- Presence of soot or buildup
- Strange odors coming from the system
If you notice any of these signs, stop putting your system to use and have your logs inspected by a professional.
Why Do My Gas Logs Smell?
There are a number of reasons why your gas logs might be giving off strange odors.
- Gas Leaks: A rotten egg odor could indicate a gas leak, in which case you should immediately turn off your gas supply, leave the home, and reach out to the appropriate authorities.
- Seasonal Burn-off: Sometimes after months of disuse during the warmer spring and summer seasons, your gas logs will give off some strange odors when first being lit up again.
- New Installation Smell: You’ve heard of a “new car smell,” but this concept can run true for gas logs too. Expect some not-normal odors for the first few hours they’re lit. Eventually, those new smells will burn off.
If you have any concern that you’re smelling something you shouldn’t be, don’t hesitate to call an expert. If a gas leak is the issue, your household would face serious risks by staying put and trying to wait things out. It could be nothing serious or it could be a life-threatening issue. In these situations, we’d say it’s better to play it safe.
Can Gas Logs Be Washed?
Yes and no. Should they be submerged in water and cleaned with soap in your bathtub or sink? Definitely not. This could cause quite a bit of damage, and it would likely make your logs unusable.
But gas logs can – and should – be wiped regularly with a damp cloth or soft brush, especially during the off season when dirt, dust, and other debris can build up. All of these things could invite damage and corrosion. It also gives you the chance to check for any damages that might already be forming in areas of the logs that aren’t always visible.
Be sure to turn the gas off before removing the logs, and check the manufacturer’s directions before moving forward with any cleaning methods. Be careful to avoid scratching or damaging the logs as well. And if you’d feel more comfortable leaving the job to a pro, give us a call! We’d be happy to help you out.
Are Gas Logs Safe to Use?
As with any new appliance or heating device, gas logs have things to be wary of, such as gas leaks. That said, gas logs are thought to be generally safe to use, as long as they are installed by a licensed professional.
They should also be used appropriately, per the manufacturer’s instructions, and they should be inspected annually by a certified tech. Be sure to have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home to ensure any potential gas leaks are noted and addressed before harm can come to those inside.
What Is Carbon Monoxide? Why Is It Dangerous?
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can present itself when using gas appliances that are incorrectly installed or malfunctioning. Carbon monoxide is highly poisonous and, because it doesn’t make itself known with any distinct smell, many never notice its presence until they become very ill.
Because of this, being aware of symptoms of exposure is imperative. Otherwise, the gas will cause individuals to lose consciousness and eventually pass away. Symptoms include:
Nausea or vomiting
Shortness of breath
Other flu-like symptoms
That said, symptoms can’t be noted if the residents are sleeping or intoxicated. Because of this, carbon monoxide detectors are an essential investment. These can detect the presence of carbon monoxide, then beep to alert or wake up homeowners. These should be installed on every level of the home, outside bedrooms, and we recommend they be synced, so if one goes off, they all go off.
What Are the Differences Between Gas Logs & Wood Logs?
Whether you own a wood fireplace and are thinking of switching to gas or are investing in a new fireplace and aren’t sure which fuel type to choose, deciding between wood and gas can be a big decision. So, what’s the difference between the two, and which is a better fit for your home?
- Fueled by gas
- Known for their convenience & ease of use
- Turn on and off quickly
- Don’t produce soot or ash
- Highly energy-efficient
- Work in a power outage
- Higher upfront costs
- Not as authentic or traditional
- Are a cheap and renewable resource
- Require hauling and storing wood
- Produce ash, soot, and wood chips
- Produce strong heat output when burned correctly
- Require building and maintaining a fire
- More traditional and authentic
- Work in a power outage
- Must be fully extinguished
Which option is best for you? It really comes down to personal preference. Some love the work involved with a wood-burning system and feel that the classic wood-burning aesthetic is the only way to go.
Others prefer the ease and convenience of gas logs. You simply hit a button or flip a switch, and you’ve got dependable, consistent heat. Not to mention, there are many realistic-looking options in today’s market, so that traditional look and feel can be recreated quite easily. In the end, these are the best fit for a more active household that doesn’t have all the time in the world to dedicate to maintaining their wood fireplace.
Do gas logs sound like the way you’d like to go? Give us a call, so that we can help!
Can Gas Logs Be Installed in an Outdoor Fireplace?
Yes – gas logs can be installed in your outdoor fireplace.
Just be sure to find logs that are specifically designed for outdoor use. These models will be more weather-resistant and able to withstand exposure to moisture. The gas lines should also be installed and designed to last outdoors and withstand changes in temperature and weather.
Your best bet? Consult with an expert to find which gas logs would be most appropriate, then depend on the techs for professional installation services. This not only ensures the logs will last and work appropriately, but function as safely as possible too.
Can I DIY Gas Log Maintenance & Installation?
Gas logs offer an efficient and low maintenance way to heat your home, but if they aren’t properly – and professionally – maintained they won’t be able to perform to the best of their ability.
Can you install and clean your own gas logs? We wouldn’t recommend it. This could lead to malfunctioning or, worse, could put you at risk of experiencing gas leaks or carbon monoxide exposure. Trust a professional to install, maintain, and service your gas logs to ensure they function well and that you don’t face potential threats.
Our Service Is Second to None
If you’re looking for a team of HVAC experts that will always put your needs, budget, and schedule first, we’re it. We offer personalized care, and our level of professionalism is unmatched. Trust our certified and highly experienced team for it all. We’re licensed, bonded, and insured, and we also maintain high levels of professionalism and respect for our customer base.
Interested in financing options? We’ve got you covered there too. Our options come with 0% interest, low monthly payments, and convenient ways to pay. If you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system, we’re the team to turn to for affordable care.
We also offer maintenance plans. All parts of your heating and cooling system – whether it’s gas logs, fans, air conditioning units, or something else – need to be regularly inspected for potential damages or malfunctioning. And failing to address issues can invite numerous issues and threats. Count on us for regular tune-ups and solutions.
Don’t put off the care you deserve any longer. Get started by calling 615-654-0814 or by booking online today. We’re here for folks in Belle Meade, Cross Plains, East Nashville, Germantown, Goodlettsville, and more.