Gas Fireplace Service is an annual task for chimney sweeps in your area. It is recommended or required by all manufacturers of gas burning fireplaces to have yearly service or inspection performed on all gas fireplaces. Below is a partial list of the items required to be inspected annually by a Certified Chimney Professional. To schedule your yearly service call, contact us now!
Failure to inspect and maintain the gas fireplace or free-standing gas fired heating stove may lead to improper combustion and a potentially dangerous situation. We recommend the following procedures be done by a qualified technician. This list was taken from Travis Industries products owner’s manual of the 31 DVI Gas burning fireplace insert. Yearly the following items should be checked:
All modern gas burning fireplaces come with government required screens that serve as a first line of defense against human contact with hot glass. Sometimes we forget how hot these fireplaces are- hotter than cooking ovens! And these gas fireplaces do not have double glass doors like a cooking oven. They are one sheet of glass between you and the flame. It is easy to melt fabrics and skin to such a hot surface, so be careful and ask your chimney sweep about a screen option when you have your gas fireplace service done.
A key to a good-looking flame is correct air flow through the provided air-shutters on Direct Vent gas appliances and fireplaces. Type B vented gas appliances usually do not have an air shutter design like the Direct Vent models, so check the owner’s manual. We have selected an image from Travis Industries gas burning fireplace owner’s manual to show you how a proper flame should look and what the impact of the air shutters can do for that adjustment.
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