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Lit Fireplace Trends in 2022-2023

A minimal fireplace

Most fireplaces in an average home have the same classic look—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Some of the latest fireplace trends are completely reinventing the designs and the systems traditional fireplaces are based on.

As a leading fireplace services provider in Gainesville, Chimney & Dryer Vent Services professionals come across all kinds of fireplaces. Here are the three hottest trends we’re seeing right now.

Clean, Simple, and Minimal Fireplaces

Fireplace trends are finally adopting minimalism. Fireplaces in contemporary-style homes are simple, clean, and have much less detail than classic fireplaces. Many contemporary-style fireplaces are perfectly rectangular with well-defined clean edges. If you’re designing a new fireplace for a contemporary-style house, make it minimal. Unlike this one, the next two trends can be easily incorporated into your existing fireplace.

“Can’t Believe It’s Not Firewood” Gas Fireplaces 

Gas logs are much safer and better for the environment than burning firewood in your fireplaces. Gas fireplaces are also not as harmful to health as wood burning. Gas log designs have been evolving, and some of the latest models from leading brands, such as Real Fyre, look like real wood. Some Real Fyre designs look half-burnt, giving a new level of realism to gas logs.

At Chimney & Dryer Vent Services, we install Real Fyre gas log sets throughout Gainesville.   Hire our gas logs services and replace your old gas log with a contemporary one today!

A realistic gas fireplace

Fireplaces with Accessories 

Who said you couldn’t have anything other than wood in your fireplace? Gas log companies now have accessories that allow you to customize your fireplace. You can use pine cones, acorns, coals, and other accessories to create a unique fireplace according to your taste. Real Fyre even has gas logs that have river rocks instead of wood. In 2023, your fireplace can be anything you want it to be.

Chimney & Dryer Vent Services is Gainesville’s leading gas logs and fireplace services provider offering experienced professionals at competitive costs. We also offer chimney sweep, chimney repair, rain pan repair, and dryer vent cleaning services in Gainesville.

Want to catch up with the latest fireplace trends in 2023? Get in touch now!

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Why You Should Upgrade To Gas Logs

A modern gas fireplace

Are you still using firewood for your fireplace? Gas logs are a superior option in almost every way. They’re safer, better for health, cost-effective, and less harmful to the environment.

At Chimney & Dryer Vent Services, we offer a range of chimney and fireplace-related services in Gainesville. We always recommend our customers upgrade to gas logs. Here are some reasons why.

Gas Fireplaces Are Safer

Even though fireplaces and chimneys are designed to ensure fire safety, chimney fires aren’t unheard of. Firewood can cause creosote to accumulate in your chimney flue, a highly flammable substance responsible for most chimney fires. Gas fireplaces don’t produce creosote and are much safer. Gas log fires are also more controlled, which lowers fire risk. However, gas fireplaces can lead to other buildups, so you still need regular inspections and cleaning.

Firewood Produces More Carbon Dioxide

Gas fireplaces use methane, the smallest and simplest hydrocarbon in nature. Methane requires little energy for an ignition and produces a good amount of energy as heat. On the other hand, wood is made up of complex hydrocarbons that take a good amount of energy to break before they release heat.

Some amount of the heat produced in wood burning is continuously being used to keep the reaction going. This means wood produces more CO2 for the same energy, making it worse for the environment.

Firewood is Harmful To Health

Wood combustion produces a range of molecules in addition to carbon dioxide and vapor. Many of these compounds are harmful to humans as they can impair lung function and increase your risk of infectious diseases. Gas combustion is much safer for health.

Close-up of a gas fireplace

Gas Logs Save You Money

Gas logs require an initial investment, but you’ll easily make up for the installation costs with savings. Gas fireplaces don’t require maintenance as frequently as wood fireplaces. Gas may also be cheaper than wood, depending on where you live. Taking improved safety into account, gas logs are easily a worthy investment.

At Chimney & Dryer Vent Services, we offer a range of gas logs services in Gainesville, including installation and repairs. We can replace your old fireplace with beautiful gas log sets from Real Fyre. In addition, we offer chimney sweep, cleaning, and repair services in Gainesville.

Want to upgrade to gas logs with the help of local professionals? Get in touch now!

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