By Marc Broussard, ShoppersChoice.com, LLC.When it comes to natural gas logs vs. propane gas logs, we know our stuff. Find out how are these logs are different and which type would be best for you.
How Are These Gas Logs Different?
Natural Gas is more common and frequently used in urban areas, which makes it a popular choice for gas logs. Propane burns hotter than natural gas does, but natural gas is less expensive. Propane also contains more carbon than natural gas. That does not mean that propane gas logs are warmer than natural gas-fueled log sets.
Heat outputs can be accurately compared using BTU measurements. Liquid propane is most commonly used in areas where natural gas is not available and mostly in rural areas. All gas logs that use propane must be used with a safety pilot, while natural gas does not require a safety pilot.
Which Gas Log Should You Choose?
Simply check to see which fuel source is already available in your home. If you have a natural gas heater, dryer, stove, or other gas appliance, then natural gas logs are the obvious choice. Conversely, if you heat your home with propane, a liquid propane gas log is the way to go.
If your home is not plumbed for either of these fuels, check locally to determine which fuel makes most sense to use in your home and then purchase the appropriate log set.