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Gas Fireplace Maintenance: Is it Important?

Yes. Yes. Yes.

The best way to ensure your gas fireplace works safely and efficiently when you need it, is to maintain it when you don’t. Although gas-powered fireplaces are considerably the safest and cleanest of all, they require regular servicing, and your fireplace should be inspected and serviced by a certified technician in the summer months.

5 Reasons to Service Your Gas Fireplace

  1. Trouble shooting
    The technician will be able to identify any problems. He’ll check your burners, pilot lights, ignition and combustion, air flow and chimney draw; among other things.
  2. Improved safety and functionality
    Connections and valves may develop leaks. Thermocouple or thermopile may wear out. Ceramic logs could shift and deteriorate, clogging vents. These should all be checked at least annually to ensure the your fireplace is in good working order.
  3. Proper ventilation and quality indoor air
    Gas combustion does produce soot – specially if the ventilation system is compromised. If your chimney’s structure doesn’t operate as it should, or it allows moisture into the combustion chamber; the entire system could malfunction causing carbon monoxide poisoning. A technician will remove soot and check every aspect of the system to ensure there is no danger to you and your family.
  4. Durability
    Just as with any other mechanical appliance, regular servicing and maintenance improves the system’s durability. This not only gives you value for money, it also saves you on energy costs.
  5. Warranty
    Many warranties will only be upheld if your maintenance schedule is up-to-date. Book your fireplace service at the same time each year to ensure that you meet your warranty requirements.

Call on The Fire Works today to book your annual gas fireplace service. Our technician will inspect, clean and maintain your fireplace, and ensure it’s safe and ready for the first cold snap of winter.