Winter may be a long way off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your beautiful new gas log installed now! In fact, summertime is the best time of the year to consider this improvement to your hearth, since this is a low-demand period for gas log installations. That means that you can save hundreds of dollars on a new gas log system and have it installed with plenty of time before winter.

Gas log systems have plenty of benefits. Without the necessity of raking out ashes or chopping and storing wood, you’ll save yourself a lot of labor and maintenance. Gas log also produce much less smoke and pollution than wood burning log fires, which means cleaner air for your family and a smaller environmental impact. You won’t have to worry about thrown sparks, and you’ll be saving money on chimney-cleaning services as well.

When you’re looking for a gas log, keep in mind that there are two basic types: vented and vent-free. Vented gas logs tend to look more like a true log fire, but vent-free logs can be operated without the chimney flue open, and produce more heat.

With the prices of gas log fireplaces falling steadily, the best time of year to buy is still during the summer months. Most consumers aren’t thinking about wintertime yet, so retailers are anxious to clear out their gas log fireplaces to make room for higher-demand products. Look for clearance sales and other deals, and help your local home improvement store make some space in their back room! You’ll save plenty of cash, and your new gas log fireplace will be ready to go when the weather turns cold.

You can also get your new gas log professionally installed, saving you stress and time. Check out a local installation company like Advanced Chimney Sweeps, who can help get you up and running in no time.

With good planning, you can have your new gas log installed now, and when the holiday season rolls around, you’ll be sharing warm new memories with your family during the cold winter months!