If you have a wood burning fireplace, then you are obviously going to need fireplace logs in order to keep it running. Even if you do not have a wood burning fireplace, propane and gas units have faux fireplace logs to add the look and feel of a real fireplace without the mess of a wood burning one. If you are in the market for fireplace logs, there are some things you will want to know before you head out to purchase them.
Fireplace logs can be made for both wood burning and non-wood burning units. If you are using a non-wood burning unit then you will be looking for logs that are made from cement. For the fireplace that is for display, but does not actually have any fire, a consumer can find tea light fireplace logs. These logs are made of wood or plaster that has small openings for tea light candles. You can light the candles to give that glowing ambiance of a real fireplace without anything actually burning. When it comes to a wood burning fireplace, there are a lot of options for consumers. A consumer can find standard burning wood or even specialty fireplace logs that have added scents such as oils and coffee grounds to give them a crackling and soothing smell.
Fireplace logs will range in price depending on their materials and overall weight at purchase. When purchasing real wood, a consumer is looking to spend anywhere from $30 to over $50. The more additives in the fireplace logs to make them crackle or give off a specific scent will cost more than those that are just standard wood. When purchasing cement logs or tea light logs a consumer is looking to spend anywhere from $60 to over $300. The larger the set is, the more it will cost in the end, especially when it comes to cement logs.
Fireplace logs can be purchased at a variety of online and local stores, including your local grocery store. When you are shopping online, factor in the cost of shipping. Even real wood logs are extremely heavy; therefore they can cost a considerable amount to ship as oppose to just purchasing them locally. When purchasing your logs online, visit retailers such as Amazon, EBay, eFireplace Store, Overstock, Home Tips, and Fireplaces Now. If you are going to do your purchases locally, then visit retailers such as your local grocery store, Home Depot, Lowes, ACE Hardware, Sears or even JC Penny.
No matter what type of fireplace you have, everyone needs fireplace logs to add to the atmosphere or for physical heat from the unit itself. When you are ready to purchase your logs, always ensure you purchase logs that are safe to burn in your wood burning unit or ones that will withstand the high temperatures of your gas or propane units. Safety should always be your first factor and cost following close after.