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Add To Your Fireplace Enjoyment With Beautiful, Realistic-Looking Gas Logs

Are you longing for a beautiful and warm fire to gather around over the holidays, but you’ve already determined that you don’t want to undertake the construction and expense of adding a new masonry fireplace and chimney? You may want to consider the advantages of gas logs, a gas fireplace insert, or a gas fireplace.

Today’s gas logs are far more beautiful, realistic-looking, and functional than they once were, and here at Lords Chimney, we are proud to offer our customers the whole line of vented Peterson Real Fyre logs. We recommend Peterson logs because they’re high quality and fantastic-looking sets, hand painted by artisans to look just like the real thing.

Eager to learn more about your options? We’re here to help. Call us at 281-497-4000 or reach out to us online today.

What’s Popular? Charred Oak Logs From Real Fyre

Like we said above, gas logs today look about as close to the real thing as you can get – and Real Fyre, in particular, excels at this. That said, even within the same brand, you’ll get some model options that simply outmatch all the rest. That’s where Charred Oak Logs come in. These logs are strong, reliable, and burn efficiently, all while giving the feel of burning real deeply charred wood.

Better yet? We love these so much that we carry them on our trucks, so having them installed in a jiffy isn’t a problem. No wait and no extra hassle when setting you up with the very best.


Why Opt for Gas Logs Over Burning Wood?

  • Gas logs are incredibly convenient. No stacking wood, no spending time getting things to light, and no maintaining a flame so it doesn’t go out. Just flip the switch and you’ve got a realistic-looking fire.
  • Gas logs are cleaner than real ones. Because they don’t actually burn up, there’s none of that messy wood ash to clean up after the fact. Not to mention, hauling logs into your home tends to leave a trail of wood chips from your front door to the fireplace.
  • Gas logs offer strong heat output. With wood logs, lots of heat is lost up the chimney. Gas systems tend to pour more heat into your living space, so you can crank down that thermostat, no problem.
  • Gas logs don’t shoot out sparks. If you have kids or pets, you know how important it is to keep them a safe distance away from the fireplace. A big reason for this is because stray sparks can shoot out and cause burns. With gas logs, this isn’t an issue.
  • Gas logs can be customized. If you’re a person who loves to find that perfect “look” – and then keep things that way – gas logs are the way to go. There are a wide range of styles, sizes, colors, and arrangements, so you can find what you like, then stick with it.
  • Gas logs burn cleanly. In terms of environmental impact, gas logs are known for burning a lot cleaner than their wood counterparts.
  • Gas logs give steady, consistent heat. With wood logs, you need to keep fueling the fire to keep your heat going – and there’s pretty much no way to keep this steady and consistent. Gas logs are quite the opposite. Once they’re up and running, you can just sit back and relax.
  • Gas logs can be switched off. Just like you can conveniently switch them on, gas logs are just as easily shut off. No waiting for flames to die out, no stressing that hidden embers are going to reignite, and no staying up past your ideal bedtime waiting until everything is officially “out.” Just flip the switch and get some shut-eye.
Gas Logs with glass doors, gas conversion, fire in fireplace with large tile surround

Interest in a Gas Log Conversion?

Have a wood-burning fireplace you’re hoping to upgrade to gas? It may seem like an impossibility – or at the very least, a time-consuming and expensive endeavor – but the truth is quite the opposite. Oftentimes, a gas conversion can be as simple as installing gas logs into your existing masonry setup!

In other cases, we can add an entire gas insert, which is another great option that’ll really amp up the heat output into your living space.

Of course, if you have an existing gas fireplace that needs updating, please note that it’s not always necessary to buy new gas logs. We can add additional sand and embers to make your old gas logs look like new. Whatever your gas-burning needs, we’re here to help!

Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Logs: What’s the Difference?


Many homeowners start shopping for gas logs and quickly run into a problem – they aren’t sure what the difference is between vented and vent-free. We can help.

Here’s the main difference: Vent-free gas logs don’t require a chimney to vent, while vented gas logs need a chimney to operate.

  • Vented logs are the more aesthetically-pleasing choice. If you want a roaring, beautiful fire, vented logs are the only option to consider. The logs and the flame patterns they produce are incredibly realistic looking.
  • Vented logs come in a wide array of styles, so you’re not limited to one look that, let’s face it, isn’t quite what you wanted. Charred oak is a client favorite, so if you’re not sure what you want, give charred oak logs a gander.
  • Vented logs produce a good bit of warmth, so it’s not just about ambiance and looks.
  • Vent-free logs produce moisture and humidity and will soot up your entire home. Plus, if you’re mopping or cleaning your floors with chemicals, a vent-free log set will burn those chemicals, causing issues with odors and allergies.
  • Vent-free logs aren’t allowed in bedrooms or bathrooms and have many other installation restrictions that make them far from ideal.

So, yes, vent-free and vented are both an option for homeowners in our area, but in most cases, we’d urge you to go with the latter.

Need Your Gas Logs Serviced?

Just because gas logs are convenient, mess-free, and low maintenance doesn’t mean they don’t still need professional care from time to time. In fact, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says that all chimney and fireplace systems should be inspected annually – regardless of the fuel being used.

We stand by the CSIA with this recommendation – your gas logs should be inspected and cleaned by our techs before the start of every single burning season. We’ll check the flux, the gas intake line, the burner, and – obviously – the logs themselves to ensure everything is looking good, working well, and safe for use.

Remember – faulty gas logs could result in a dangerous gas leak in your home, triggering severe illness or even organ failure. Is it worth the risk? We say no. Give us a call now to get scheduled.

Thinking of Adding a Gas Fireplace Outdoors?

Vent-free isn’t the best choice for inside your home, but if you’re considering adding a gas fireplace outdoors, vent-free is definitely a more viable option. The downsides to vent-free aren’t an issue in an open-air space, so we can install a new vent-free fireplace on your property, making your outdoor space even better.

Live in the greater Houston area and want to learn more about gas fireplaces, gas logs, or gas fireplace inserts? Give us a call at 281-497-4000, or use our convenient appointment request form!

We Sell Peterson Real Fyre Gas Log Sets

When it comes to purchasing realistic-looking gas logs, Peterson Real Fyre options simply can’t be beat – and are a very popular choice for gas log installations because of this.

For more than half a century the RH Peterson brand has been manufacturing quality fireplace products. And today, they are leaders in the gas log industry, thanks to their state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and great record of quality assurance.

Their incredibly versatile logs allow you to burn natural gas or liquid propane in your home. Depending on which you select, Peterson Real Fyre logs can be ignited manually, with an on/off remote or a variable flame remote. Among other benefits, Peterson gas logs are said to release 100 lbs. less pollutants per year than burning wood.

What are my options?

  • Peterson Real Fyre Vent-Free Gas Logs: Peterson’s Vent-Free Collection of gas log sets provides you with the beauty and warmth of a wood fire, but won’t require that you vent your fireplace. These hand-crafted logs come in a variety of styles, have active natural flames and glowing embers, and 99% heating efficiency. Increased efficiency means these sets operate using less gas, which will save you money on energy costs. The vent-free logs are ANSI-certified for use with natural or propane gas, and all of the logs in this collection are equipped with an Oxygen Depletion Sensor, among other controls designs, to make use of these logs as safe and simple as possible.
  • Peterson Real Fyre Vented Gas Logs: Available in more than 40 authentic styles, Real-Fyre vented gas logs are hand-painted for the ultimate real wood fire look. They are truly the most realistic gas logs we’ve ever seen, thanks to their active natural flames and realistic-looking glowing embers. RH Peterson’s vented Real-Fyre gas logs are operated with the use of an open chimney flue or damper. These logs look and act more realistic than the vent-free logs, but they may not provide as much heat.

Curious to know a bit more about RH Peterson?

For over fifty years, the RH Peterson brand has been manufacturing quality fireplace products. Today, they have a reputation for providing the highest level of craftsmanship and customer care. Their incredibly versatile logs allow you to choose either natural gas or liquid propane, and can be ignited easily, either manually or by remote. Whether you’re in the market for vent-free or vented log sets, Peterson Real Fyre gas logs are sure to please.

The RH Peterson company keeps its focus on bringing families together for special moments and, because they believe that there’s nothing like a real fire, endeavor to make gas logs that give the closest possible approximation to a real wood fire. The artisans who craft Peterson’s Real Fyre logs use inspiration from real wood samples and work to recreate intricate details, like bark and the natural coloration of charred wood.

Live in the greater Houston area? If you’re interested in learning more about Peterson Real Fyre logs, call Lords Chimney at 281-497-4000 or contact us online today.

Peterson Vent Free Log Set with fire and gravel at the bottom.

Peterson Vent-Free Log Set

Peterson Vent Free Gas Log Set

Peterson Vent-Free Log Set

Peterson Vented Log Set teepee style standing logs with fire

Peterson Vented Log Set

Peterson Vented Gas Log Set with using birch wood with charring on two front logs.

Peterson Vented Log Set

Do I Need to Replace My Gas Logs?

Now, gas logs have a lot of benefits, but they aren’t a one-and-done thing. Eventually, yes – they will need to be replaced.

How often does this need to be done? Well, generally speaking, gas log sets typically last 10-15 years with regular professional maintenance. That said, this can vary based on how often you use your fireplace, whether or not the system is used correctly, and how often professional services are booked.

The better care you take of your gas log set, the longer it should last for you.

Can I Install My Own Gas Logs?

Switching out gas logs – whether you’re replacing an old set or adding them to a previously wood-fueled system – might seem like a not-too-complicated process. And if you’re an avid DIY-er, you may be wondering if you could watch some Youtube tutorials and try to tackle this job on your own to save a few bucks.

Our recommendation? Don’t.

When it comes to your fireplace, anything DIY is risky. Remember – you’re using this system to produce a significant amount of heat right in the heart of your home. The last thing you want as your family is gathered around a cozy hearth is for something to go wrong all because of a DIY mistake that could have easily been avoided by a pro.

All too often, we’re called out to homes to fix these faulty do-it-yourself attempts – and the homeowner winds up paying more to have their mistakes remedied than they would have if they’d just called us in the first place.

In addition, most warranties require that all service and repair work be completed by a certified technician in order for them to remain valid.

To sum up… there’s more good reasons to trust an expert from the start than not. Give us a call for a job done right, so you can use your fireplace with the ease and peace of mind you deserve.

Call Lords for your new gas log set. Looking for More Info? It’s Time to Call On Us

Switching fuel types, investing in a new appliance, or doing fireplace upgrades of any kind can be a stressful process to navigate. Don’t go it alone – trust our experts from the start. We’ll be there to answer your questions, make our professional recommendations, and ensure you’re set up with something that suits your needs and wishes perfectly.

Ready to get started? Great! So are we. Call us at 281-497-4000 or reach out online today.


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