Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for chilly afternoons by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. But before you flip the switch on your gas fireplace, have you thought about maintenance?
Gas fireplaces are an excellent addition to any home. They are convenient, comfortable, and lack the messiness associated with a wood-burning unit. However, problems can occur. Without proper maintenance of your gas fireplace, dirt and dust buildup can clog the ports of your fireplace. General wear and tear of the wired connections is inevitable. Gaskets could wear out and potentially allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home—creating a danger for you and your family.
To ensure you are getting the best experience and running a safe unit, annual gas fireplace maintenance —including an inspection, cleaning, and adjustment—is recommended! Keep reading to learn more about what you can do vs. what should be left to the experts.
Appliances, including gas fireplaces, can become an annoyance if they are left unattended. In addition to the annual maintenance, it is best to check on your unit month-to-month. If you are unsure of how to practice self-maintenance, we’ve got you covered.
Now, you know the best way for you to keep your fireplace in top shape. You are probably wondering when it’s best to call in the experts.
Self-maintaining your unit is only one aspect of owning a gas fireplace. If your gas fireplace is not maintained well enough, or if you skip maintenance, serious issues can occur—and it’s best to get an expert opinion and assistance.
Some signs of more serious issues are:
If you experience any of the above warning signs, it may be time for a professional servicing.
Don’t let your gas fireplace go unchecked. If it has been more than a year since your last servicing, call James A. Wheat & Sons to schedule your gas fireplace maintenance check today, and enjoy the comfort of knowing your system is well maintained, efficient, and ready to serve you through the cold winter months. For gas fireplace maintenance in Maryland, call 240-399-5051 for more information!