Feeling that autumn chill in air? It won’t be long until winter is here, and you’ll be ready to turn on the heat. Many homeowners enjoy the cozy warmth of a fireplace during this chilly season. If you own a gas fireplace, you may not realize that this type of heating appliance needs yearly maintenance just like a traditional fireplace. You don’t want to delay ensuring gas fireplace maintenance.
Routine service of your gas fireplace should be performed by an HVAC expert with experience in gas fireplace maintenance. Here are some tips to keep in mind when considering your gas fireplace maintenance routine:
Professional installation is the first step in being able to properly maintain your gas fireplace. Without professional installation, you risk inefficient performance or worse. Unlike some other appliances, there are serious consequences to improper installation. Before you even think about maintenance, make sure that your gas fireplace has been installed by an HVAC professional.
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that can lead to sickness or even death if undetected. Gas appliances are convenient, but there is always the risk that excess carbon monoxide could harm your family, without proper installation and maintenance. In addition to your annual gas fireplace maintenance, be sure you have one or more working carbon monoxide detectors.
You should have an HVAC expert conduct maintenance on a yearly basis. This should include checking the gas lines, venting system and combustion system. It should also include cleaning and inspecting the burner, control compartment and pilot safety. You may also wish to have your “logs” and glass cleaned at this time.
If you want to make sure your family is ready for winter, make sure your gas fireplace is properly installed and that you have scheduled your yearly maintenance.
Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has been providing top-notch service to the Indianapolis area for over 40 years. Please contact us in order to schedule your yearly maintenance.
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