Finding the right gas log set for your home could be time consuming. There are so many options available and it could get overwhelming. Follow this simple step-by-step guide that can give you a good idea about making the choices that are right for your home and your taste.
Know your fireplace venting system!
Determine the size that will be perfect for your fireplace!
Choose a log style that you know you'll love.
Step One: Know your fireplace venting system
Vented and Vent-Free are the two categories of Gas Log Sets. If you are looking for gas log sets for an existing fireplace, check to see which venting system is currently in place. If it is for a new fireplace consider the differences between these two options.
Vented Gas Logs
More realistic and natural looking flame than vent-free
must be installed in a fully functioning wood burning fireplace
Majority of heat is lost as it goes up the chimney (heat output is similar to burning wood)
Produces some soot when flame touches log
Click below to view our collection of Vented Gas Logs
To get the perfect look, it's important to choose the size log set that best fits in your fireplace. This simple measuring process will help you choose the right size. It's important to consult with our customer service representatives. To get a good idea, follow the steps below.
Measure the front width of your fireplace
Measure the width at the back of your fireplace
Measure the depth from the front to back of your fireplace
Measure the height from the top to bottom of the front of your fireplace
Measure the height from the top to bottom of the back of your fireplace
Take these measurements and check out our Gas Log Set Size Calculator by clicking below!
Step Three: Choose a log style you know you'll love
There is an almost endless selection of gas log styles. This limitless variety might make it hard a hard decision, so let us help point you in the right direction. Below are a few options for the Vented Gas Logs.
Choose from the compatible burners for your chosen gas log style.
Determine the fuel type.
How do you want to start and control your gas fire?
Step Four: Choose A burner that fits your gas log
While gas logs beautify your fireplace, the burners are responsible for creating the ambiance and the mood with its dynamic dancing flames and realistic glowing embers. Note that some gas logs go only with a specific burner system.
With dancing flames and a glowing ember bed, this burner is by far the most common, and has compatibility with a wide range of log sets.
The G45, or "Triple Burner", has an extra burner in the front and down the middle connecting the two. This accentuates the front flame and ember bed of the log set.
This new Real Fyre three(3)-tiered burner system not only creates that high and full-bodied flame, it does so while using fewer BTU's than other systems. The log sets compatible with this are limited, click here to view compatible log sets.
The G52 Radiant Fyre features an exclusive stainless steel "booster grid" that acts as a catalyst to increase the intensity of the fire. The log sets compatible with this are limited, click here to view compatible log sets.
This burner is ideal for smaller places, and works with a designated log set named Valley Oak. This burner even includes a 9,500 BTU option which is perfect for bedrooms.
The G18 Burner is designed for use with the Evening Fyre Series, including Charred and Split. The hand-painted logs have a distinctive charring on the front log, and combined with the dramatic ember bed of the G18, it really mimics a wood fire.
Step Five: Determine The Fuel Type!
Gas Logs are available in two fuel types, Natural Gas and Liquid Propane. You may already have a line installed in the fireplace, in which case the gas you burn will be decided. If there is not a line, then you will have to decide what fuel type you would like to use.
Step Six: How do you want to start and control your fire?
Just like your TV, there is multiple options when it comes to starting and controlling your gas fire. There are three ways, Match Lit, Manual Safety Pilot, and Remote Control.
This option is for natural gas only. There is no pilot, only the logs and burner. Your fire is lit by placing a match or lighter near the burner, then turning the gas with your key valve. You control your flame height using your key valve which is normally located outside the fireplace in either the wall or floor.
Manual Safety pilot
This system has a safety pilot that is manually lit and stays lit at all time. Also called a standing pilot, it is similar to a pilot found in a water heater. You can turn the burner on and off manually by reaching inside your fireplace and turning the control knob. You cannot operate this type of system with a remote control, however, you can upgrade later.
Remote control systems include a remote pilot valve assembly. Depending on the remote option you select, you will have the ability to control certain functions. The remote options are either a basic on/off control or a variable flame height control.
Final Step: Additional accessories
Now, it isn't completely necessary to add accessories, but why not turn your logs into something more?
Fire glass is guaranteed to add a sparkle to your fireplace, with an almost limitless selection of colors you can make your fireplace truly yours. View our Fire Glass Collection.
Fire glass too flashy for you? Lava Rocks are the best alternative. Lava Rocks are available in large or small.
Real Fyre Fyrebacks are specially designed to augment the flame reflection in your fireplace while providing a functional backdrop for your log set. Available in Polished Stainless Steel and Black Porcelain.