A gas fireplace is a tremendous addition to any home, but it is only as good as the equipment and accessories which accompany it, so be sure to pick up one of the following popular accessories to compliment your fireplace. There are all kinds of gas fireplace accessories out there, including gas logs, safety kits, decorative branches, and so on. Some gas fireplace accessories aid in the production of heat, while others are meant to add some style to a fireplace type which is often considered less intimate than a traditional log fireplace. Thus, the key to making a great gas fireplace is combining both practical and stylish accessories.
As the most popular embers on the market, this practical accessory is one which will keep your fireplace going. Available in multiple sizes, the Peterson Gas Logs Ember Glow comes with embers, lava rocks, sand and granules. While many embers cannot be used with vented gas log sets, this variety can. The Real Fyre Glowing Embers provide functionality and flare (literally) to any gas fireplace. A six-ounce bag of Peterson Gas Logs Ember Glow retails for $16.
One of the best aspects of a gas fireplace is the ability to turn it on from anywhere in the house, and the Skytech 3301 Thermostatic Gas Fireplace Remote Control System allows you to do just that. The radio frequency remote control system is equipped with a five-button design which allows you to set a timer, meaning you can turn on your gas fireplace and not need to worry about falling asleep before putting it out. The remote control is equipped with velvet casing, a nine-hour timer, 24-hour clock, and low battery indicator.
The safe and reliable system comes with a wall mount and batteries which are specific to the system. Thus, you will need to purchase more Skytech batteries if yours run low. Nonetheless, the user-friendly system can be operated thermostatically, meaning it will raise or lower the heat on its own based on the current temperature. This ability to set an exact temperature is something you cannot get out of a traditional fireplace. The Skytech 3301 Thermostatic Gas Fireplace Remote Control System runs for $119.
Peterson is a giant in the gas fireplace industry, so it is no surprise they have two items on this list. A gas fireplace is only as good as its gas logs, and this set from Peterson is the cream of the crop. Running for $281, the Peterson Real Fyre 24 Inch Post Oak Log Set with Vented Gas Burner is anchored by a massive front log. The realistic log set has incredible detail, possessing intricate bark, knots, and even sap on the wood.
The vented log set is designed for flames to move around the front and side, covering up just the right amount of logs to look like they are truly burning. As effective as any log set on the market, the vented version from Peterson produces glimmering flames.