One of the reasons why gas fireplaces are so popular has to do with the fact that they are very low maintenance; however, they are not maintenance-free, by any means. To keep your gas fireplace working efficiently and safely, you should still follow a routine maintenance schedule. Ashbusters is proud to provide professional gas fireplace maintenance services to the Nashville area. We would like to tell you a bit more about taking care of your gas hearth appliance this winter.
Schedule an annual maintenance check of your gas fireplace.
To keep enjoying the convenience of using your gas fireplace, it is important to have it professionally serviced once a year. When Ashbusters arrives at your home to service your gas fireplace there are a couple things we check. These include:
- the pilot light,
- the gas connection,
- and the attached venting system to make sure there are no problems.
We will inspect the appliance and the chimney for proper placement and function. If you have a vented gas heating appliance, we will sweep the chimney just as we would do for chimneys with wood-burning fireplaces to remove the soot deposits. We will also clean the glass fireplace doors to get rid of any deposits that have accumulated.
Install carbon monoxide detector alarms throughout your home.
According to the Washington Post, when you use a gas fireplace appliance, it is crucial to have detector alarms for the poisonous gas carbon monoxide installed throughout your home. Ashbusters recommends having these alarms placed inside the same room as your fireplace, outside each bedroom, and on every level of your home. Since carbon monoxide is odorless, these alarms are needed for safety reasons and can save the lives if there is a problem that causes carbon monoxide to leak into your home.
Be alert to signs of problems with your gas fireplace appliance.
One of the most common problems homeowners have with gas fireplaces is the pilot light going out. Other issues include a noisy fan and the burners not working properly. Our technicians at Ashbusters have received certification from the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) as Gas Specialists. Additionally, we are trained and experienced in diagnosing and repairing problems with gas fireplaces. You can trust us to safely and properly take care of your appliance.
Following these simple maintenance steps can keep your gas fireplace working efficiently and safely all winter. Contact us at Ashbusters today for any of your professional gas fireplace maintenance, repair, and installation needs.