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Do I Need Specific Gas Logs for My Fireplace?

 a couple in front of the fire with glasses of wineWhen choosing gas logs in El Paso, you might be wondering if you can pick just any particular one. There are a few factors to take into consideration before making your choice in logs. Even though gas logs require less attention than a burning wood log, it is important to be cautious when initially purchasing them. KD Scholten familiar with this process as they install a variety of fireplaces with gas logs. Here are some things that you should know before making any purchase.

Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Logs

One of the most important factors that separate gas logs is the difference between vent or vent-free logs. Vented logs need to be lit with the flue of your chimney left open. This log is great as a decoration piece because the flame will burn high and look great. The downside is that many log sets will not emit much heat.You will need to shop carefully to make sure you have  the right material.

If you are looking for a heat source that will keep you warm, then you can also purchase a vent free log set. With a closed flue, the fire will not burn as high as a vented log, but it will help keep you warm. However there are certain restrictions on where they are permitted.

Propane vs. Natural Gasa fireplace and a roaring fire and gas logs

Even before choosing a vented or vent-free log, you must also know whether your fireplace uses natural gas or liquid propane. A fireplace that uses liquid propane burns fuel at three times the temperature than regular gas. On the other hand, Natural gas is cheaper, but it burns away faster than liquid propane. Find out which option is available to you so you can choose the right log for your home.  This way, you can avoid any fire hazards.

When purchasing your gas logs, it is important to choose the correct one. While comfort is definitely a factor, gas logs can be dangerous if you choose the wrong one. Here at KD Scholten, we believe that gas fireplaces are a great addition to any home. Contact KD Scholten today!

 

Outdoor Grills: Gas, Electric or Charcoal?

 


an array of different steaks, sausages and vegetables being cooked on a outdoor grill
Since there are many outdoor grills from which to choose, deciding on the perfect one to buy this summer can be a tricky task. All outdoor grills have their own sets of pros and cons. Some are more convenient and easier to use while others offer better flavor but are harder to master. Let K.D. Scholten help you choose the best grill to suit your needs.

Common Outdoor Grills

Gas Grills

  • Gas grills are the most common choice that most people buy. For anyone wanting to cook on short notice, gas grills are perfect. They are some of the easiest grills to master, since they are easy to turn on, adjust, and cook on. Gas grills run on propane, which means you will have to invest in a tank and the refills. However, being able to host a spontaneous summer cookout is made easy with this option.

Wood Pellet Grills

  • Wood pellet grills look almost identical to gas grills but they’re fueled by electricity and food-grade pellets instead of gas. The wood pellets are what will give grilled food that smoky flavor people love. This type of grill can be a challenge for beginners, since it can be difficult to gauge the heat the pellets give off. We recommend this type of grill for the more experienced grill enthusiast.

Electric Grills

  • Electric grills are the easiest and safest to use.  All they require to work is electricity. These grills are very convenient for people who perhaps don’t have as much outdoor space available. Electric grills may be the safest option, but they take very long to heat up. Since they do not produce a flame, food cooked on an electric grill will not have the same flavor as that cooked on a wood or even gas grill.

The Classic Outdoor Grill

Charcoal grills offer the most intense flavor. Since they use more heat than gas, the grilled flavor of food will increase. It is also easier to smoke food over charcoal. These grills also cost less than their gas and wood pellet counterparts. The major downside of charcoal grills how difficult they might be to use, especially for beginners.charcoal grill with charcoal burning a small flame

Any variety of outdoor grill can offer something unique that can please even the pickiest eater. At K.D. Scholten, we carry a variety of high end grills for anyone looking to add some flavor this summer. Our friendly staff is ready to help you choose the perfect outdoor grill for your needs. Contact us today!