Why Propane Gas Logs are a Better Alternative to Firewood

Gas Logs Don’t Burn Through Your Money

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Most of us enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire in the fireplace on cold winter evenings, but there are a lot of drawbacks to a wood-burning fireplace – not to mention the hassle and expense. Call on a Pelgas energy expert who can explain why a gas-burning fireplace is a perfect solution for southwest Iowan families who love a good fire but are over having to haul firewood and clean a chimney.


One of the best features of safe-burning propane logs is that they are a lot easier to manage than a wood-burning fire. They turn on and off with the flick of a switch, eliminating the need to wait around for the fire to start roaring, or the embers to safely cool when the fire is extinguished. Because beautiful ceramic logs can be used again and again, there’s no more fetching the firewood from outside in the snow or raiding the recycling bin for newspaper kindling.


A gas-burning fireplace starts saving your family money the moment you make the switch away from standard firewood. Firewood is expensive, but even if you are Paul Bunyan himself, there are many other costs to a wood-burning fireplace that add up. Gas-burning fireplaces eliminate buildup in the chimney, so you can say goodbye to chimney cleaning for good. And because gas-burning fireplaces can be adjusted in terms of heat intensity, your central heating and cooling system won’t expend a bunch of energy playing catch-up, trying to keep your house at the perfect temperature. Gas logs are almost five times as efficient as firewood!


Propane fireplace logs are easily adjusted to fit your mood. Do you want a roaring fire as the centerpiece for your family gathering, or are you looking for a gentle warm glow in the background? With your gas-burning logs, you can have either, or both, within seconds. If grandpa can’t feel the fire from across the room, or mom is starting to sweat, your fire can be adjusted with a simple flick of a switch, turn of a knob or click of the remote. Newer gas-burning fireplace technologies have lots of options to choose from, such as lighting, crackling sounds, and sometimes even music! Whatever you’re looking for, a propane- burning fireplace can set the mood effortlessly.


Splinters, sparks, spiders, smoke fumes, embers and ashes, oh my! Unlike firewood, propane gas logs don’t have any of that. This is just one reason why families with children and pets often prefer gas logs.

Not dependent upon electricity.

This benefit to a gas-burning fireplace cannot be overstated. If your electric furnace goes out, your gas logs don’t. Gather your family around the propane-burning fire while you wait for repairs.

Pelgas propane deliveries can keep you toasty all winter – for less dough!

After you’ve installed your gas log sets (or other hearth product), reach out to Pelgas for convenient and reliable propane deliveries. Our energy experts at Pelgas are looking forward to answering all of your questions about how eco-friendly propane can work for you during this southwest Iowan winter.