It’s Never Too Late to Upgrade Your Fireplace with Gas Logs


If you have been unhappy by the performance of your traditional wood-burning fireplace, you can always upgrade by converting it into a gas heating appliance. While gas fireplace inserts are an excellent option, gas logs are less expensive and even easier to use. At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, you will find sets of gas logs that are safe and efficient. We carry Blackjack Oak gas log sets, which we know you will find to be very attractive and realistic looking. When many people think of gas logs, they remember the sets from the 1970’s that really did not even come close to resembling firewood. Thanks to technology and design developments, the gas log sets of today provide realism and beauty. We have even had customers believe they are looking at a real wood-burning fire when they see a display of gas logs in action. If you think it is too late in the season to convert your old wood-burning fireplace into a clean-burning and effective heating appliance with a set of gas logs, it is honestly never too late to make this improvement. We would like to tell you more about how convenient and efficient gas logs can be.

What are the features of Blackjack Oak gas log sets?Upgrading gas logs - Weststar Chimney - San Diego CA

Manufactured by HEATMASTER, Blackjack Oak gas log sets are vented and have the typical yellow flame that closely resembles a wood fire. You will be amazed at how great these gas logs look as well at how convenient and safe they are to operate. Weststar Chimney Sweeps sells and installs three different models of these sets of gas logs. Although the number of logs will differ depending on the model, each set is available in different sizes: 18, 24, and 30 inches. The Deluxe Oak set is equipped with a deluxe ember burner that will give you the appearance of a full glowing ember bed. This set includes six, seven, or ten logs in accordance to the size of the set. The Wild Fire set looks like a real campfire, complete with pinecones. Depending on the size of the set, you can get nine, fifteen, or eighteen logs. The Black Forest set also comes with a deluxe ember burner and includes five, seven, or ten logs in a dark wood shade.

What exactly are vented gas logs? Is there another option to this type of gas logs?

Vented gas logs are the safest type of gas logs and require a wood-burning fireplace and chimney to vent the byproducts of combustion out of your home. You will not have to worry about any smells or possible carbon monoxide leaks with vented gas logs as everything is vented out the chimney. This type of gas logs also provides the most realistic looking flame.

There is another type of gas logs set: vent-free; however, this type of gas logs is illegal in the state of California because of the possible risks involved with using vent-free gas logs. Since vent-free gas logs do not require any sort of venting, they can be installed anywhere in a home, but the carbon monoxide they produce has nowhere to go but your living spaces. They can even deplete the oxygen in your home. This type of gas logs also comes with condensation issues and cannot be used for more than an hour at a time without opening a window in the same room. Vent-free gas logs also provide a blue flame, which does not look very realistic.

It is always the right time to update your old traditional wood-burning fireplace with a set of vented gas logs. Contact us at Weststar Chimney Sweeps to learn more about how you can be enjoying a cozy, safe, and convenient fire from a Blackjack Oak set of gas logs this holiday season.