Gas Fireplace Servicing
Like all of your appliances, regular service is important to ensure long life and good performance. Gas Fireplaces should be inspected and cleaned once a year.
Inserts are most commonly used in existing homes that have pre-existing wood burning fireplaces. The gas unit is inserted into the existing opening and gas and venting are connected to the insert. We finish off the fireplace with a custom enclosure plate.
- Free-Standing Gas Fireplace
These fireplaces look like your traditional wood burning stove that you might see in a cabin. They can be ornate with cast iron and enameled finish, or they might be made of steel with a pedestal bottom. They are commonly used in a room that needs supplemental heat, but doesn’t have an existing fireplace.
- Zero-Clearance Gas Fireplace
This fireplace is used commonly in new construction and for renovations where the homeowner wants a traditional looking fireplace that can have a mantel. They are called “zero-clearance” because the fireplace can be framed in with wood studs without having to provide clearance to combustibles.
To keep your new natural gas fireplace working safely and efficiently:
- Have it serviced every year
- Review your manufacturer’s instructions for maintenance and use
- Never leave children alone near a gas fireplace. Use a screen or protective barrier to keep them away from the glass
- Do not place flammable materials near your fireplace
- If your pilot light or flame goes out, follow the lighting steps in your manufacturer’s instructions
- Ensure that your fireplace is turned completely off when not in use
- Never wipe the glass of a hot fireplace with a damp cloth. It could cause the glass to crack
- Never use a fireplace with cracked glass