THE IMPORTANCE OF GAS LOG MAINTENANCE
Gas logs and fireplaces have become the preferred hearth appliances of the majority of homeowners. Why? Well, largely because they require little care and maintenance. That’s not to say that if you have gas logs or a gas fireplace that your hearth doesn’t require care. Just like any heating appliance, maintenance of your gas logs and gas fireplace are incredibly important! Before you light your gas logs or gas fireplace this fall, you need to make sure your hearth has been properly prepared. Here’s what you need to consider when it comes to maintaining your gas logs or fireplace.
Part of your annual maintenance for your gas fireplace should be a thorough cleaning of your gas logs. Gas logs collect dust, just like anything else. This dust can clog blowers or interfere with the pilot lights. It can also cause a foul smell when you ignite your fireplace! Of course, dust on your gas fireplace also will create a dingy appearance and degrade the overall look of your hearth. not to mention, ceramic gas logs will break down over time – and chunks of the logs will litter the bottom of your fireplace. Those chunks, too, can interfere with the working components of your fireplace. Ideally, your annual fireplace inspection will include cleaning of your gas logs, pilot light, thermocouple, ignitor, burners and gas orifices. replacing of batteries in remotes and glowing embers if applicable.
Gas logs and gas fireplaces include a lot of working components. At the very least, your gas logs will have a pilot light. With a gas fireplace or fireplace insert, there are blowers, gaskets, and seals. What happens if any of those components aren’t working? It can interfere with the efficient operation of your fireplace, cause your fireplace not to ignite, or even pose a danger in your home! Your annual professional fireplace service should include a complete inspection of the working components of your gas logs or fireplace.
If you’re getting ready to enjoy your gas logs or gas fireplace this fall, don’t forget your fireplace and chimney maintenance! Gas log or gas fireplace maintenance ensures that your fireplace will work safely and efficiently this winter. Do you have questions about the proper care or maintenance of your gas logs or gas fireplace? Perhaps you’re ready to upgrade your fireplace with a new set of gas logs or a gas fireplace insert? If so, talk to the experts at Blue Flame. Call Us today!
We convert NG and LPG appliances.
We offer repair service on most propane and natural gas fireplaces and heaters.
Service includes removal of logs and cleaning dust and debris from burners and pilot assembly. cleaning the gas orifices and air intakes on the burners and pilot. removal and replacement of rockwool- glowing embers if needed , checking thermocouple , ignitor , replacement of batteries if equipped with a remote and check for proper operation .
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We Sell and Install Quality Real Fyre and White Mountain Hearth Gas Logs
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We Install , Repair and Leak Test Propane Piping Systems.