Gas fireplace appliances are growing in popularity because of the convenience and ease of use. When you want to enjoy a fire, all you have to do is press a button on a remote control device to get the flames going in a gas fireplace. You do not have to work hard for your fire by bringing in firewood, tending to the logs, sweeping up ashes, and other chores involved with a wood-burning fireplace. Although gas fireplaces are relatively maintenance-free, problems can occur. Since gas can be dangerous to work with, you should consult with a professional, like Ashbusters, to diagnose the issue and to make the necessary repairs. Our technicians have been certified as National Fireplace Institute (NFI) Gas Specialists, which means a lot to our customers as well as to building officials and gas fireplace manufacturers. We would like to tell you more about what this certification means to you and your gas fireplace.
What is the NFI?
Established in 2002 as part of the HPB (Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue) Education Foundation, the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) has set standards and credentials for professionals who work with residential hearth appliances and venting systems to promote public safety. The NFI offers certifications in three areas: Wood-Burning, Gas, and Pellet. To receive these certifications, chimney and fireplace professionals must pass an exam that covers the knowledge and skills needed to safely install fireplaces, inserts, stoves, and other hearth appliances as well as their venting systems.
What does the NFI certification mean for gas fireplaces?
In order to work safely and efficiently, it is essential for gas fireplaces, inserts, and other hearth appliances to be properly planned and installed. It is important during the installation process to ensure the appliance is venting correctly. Improper installation of gas hearth appliances can cause chimney damage that can be deadly as in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning. One of the categories of the certification exam to be an NFI Gas Specialist involves gas venting requirements, so you can trust Ashbusters to safely and properly install your gas heating appliance.
What type of gas fireplace services does Ashbusters provide?
We offer professional installation service for all types of gas heating appliances, and we can also service and repair gas fireplaces, stoves, logs, and inserts. Our annual gas fireplace service appointments include cleaning and inspecting each system component. We make sure that everything has been properly installed to work efficiently and safely. If we find any issues, we will provide you with a written estimate of the repairs needed to make your system function correctly.
You can trust our NFI Gas Specialists to take care of your gas fireplace appliance. Contact Ashbusters today to schedule your annual service appointment.