Basics on Electric Fireplace Logs

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For the homeowner looking for the beauty of a fire without the time spent chopping wood and cleaning ash, an electric fireplace is the perfect outlet. At Comfort Solutions, we have a wide range of electric fireplaces to fit your needs.
An important part of your new electric fireplace is the electric logs, which create a feeling of a real fire without some of the downsides. Here are all the basics you need to know about electric fireplace logs.

How Electric Logs Work

Electric log inserts come with detailed logs and glowing ember beds, all of which are easy to install. They’re wired with an electrical cord that plugs into a standard outlet. Realistic flames are created by a regular light bulb, plus technology that allows this light to be refracted in a three-dimensional pattern.
In most cases, these logs will also supply heat – in fact, you’ll generally have the choice between heat and no heat. Log sets contain metal coils that heat up when the unit is plugged in, plus a fan that blows heat into the room. But because heat is only generated in coils, the logs themselves stay cool to the touch.


Electric fireplace logs offer several specific advantages. They’re inexpensive to install and operate, and completely portable – they’re even lightweight and easy to move. They have zero emissions associated with their use and require no home ventilation during use. You don’t need a fireplace screen, plus you won’t spend all sorts of time chopping wood and removing ash from your hearth and chimney. Essentially, electric logs offer all the benefits you want from fireplace logs, with almost none of the downsides.


There are a variety of sizes and styles available for electric fireplace logs and inserts. You can get a sleek, modern look, or you can return to your roots with a homey, traditional style with antique brass. You can also choose design elements of the logs and the fire – traditional options are most popular here, but you can even choose pebbles that look like coal for an authentic look.
For more on electric fireplace logs, or to find out about any of our other custom fireplace services, speak to the pros at Comfort Solutions today.