The cost of a gas fireplace depends on the quality and style of the gas logs. Also, the piping needed to connect propane or natural gas to the burner is tricky. Gas logs are available from big box stores at a low cost. Unfortunately, most of these are not high quality. They often fail within a few years.
The cost of a high quality set of gas logs installed with piping connected is budgeted around $4,500. This cost of a gas fireplace has many components. Do you have an existing propane tank? Do you have natural gas? Are the lines already in the fireplace? Again, there are so many factors for pricing the cost of a gas fireplace. But, that’s OK. We will lay out the options and show you dozens of options for your budget.
How can I see the various types of gas logs available?
Clear Chimney’s gas log store on our website shows the top quality and best selling gas logs we encounter. Click on the gas store picture above and you will see all of the options to choose from. We will come out to your home and go through the options, the prices and the scope of the work on your schedule.
When searching for a propane fireplace repair in Knoxville TN area, service ability and honesty pay off every time. In the rural areas of east Tennessee, propane gas is the only source to serve gas logs and other heaters for your home. Propane gas is different from natural gas as the orifices are not the same. Each type of gas has its own requirements due to the BTUs of each gas. Not all chimney and fireplace service companies know how to deal with propane gas.
Some of the most common issues in propane fireplace repair in Knoxville TN is a clogged or obstructed gas line. Often times the rocks or ash used in the burner area will clog or restrict the gas flow. This causes the safeties to trip out or the pilot will not light or stay lite. We take apart the connectors and blow out the junk in the gas lines and orifices.
The propane tank is empty. This is more common that you think. During very cold periods, the fireplace uses a lot of propane. It is not uncommon to refill a 500 gallon tank in 3 months of very cold weather. Ouch. Propane is very expensive across the country. A honest chimney cleaning company will simply clean out the entire system and get it back to normal in no time flat.
Chimney cap repair is often done with gas log conversion jobs. Since the soot has built up over the years, the caps deteriorate so we replace them during the same project. Chimney cap repair near me is a common request for homeowners seeking help. The fireplace and chimney are an integral part of most homes and require maintenance over time.
Firstly, we pointed them to our gas log store page to pick out a set of logs. There are many sets to choose from but the Monessen sets are our most popular ones. Also, natural gas and propane use different orifices. Let us know your fuel source up front.
We deliver and install the logs.
Secondly, the gas logs are ordered and delivered to your home. The propane is ordered from the vendor and installed at your house. This conversion is using propane gas as the source for the new gas logs. This is a reliable “off the grid” solution for rural areas that are not served by natural gas. The price of propane is high at the moment but over time it is a good solution to heating your home without the wood hassle. For instance, no more wood buying or delivery fees. In addition, no more cleaning and sweeping.
Why should you convert from wood burning to gas logs?
Finally, don’t wrestle with wood burning fireplaces as you get older. Wood is bought, cut, delivered, stacked and used each season. A gas log set has a remote control for easy use. The chimney will not soot up over time if installed correctly. The heat is instant and there is no clean up. Remember, roof work is dangerous. Let the professionals take care of the chimney. You enjoy the warmth and ambiance of the gas logs.