Fireplace Service Benefits
high-efficiency natural gas fireplaces have a rating of up to 75 percent that means 75% of the fuel is converted into usable heat for your home.
and if there’s a power outage many models will continue to operate making them useful in our cold climate
Here’s how you can keep your fireplace running at its best .
first be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe operation and maintenance of your model.
generally natural gas fireplaces are designed to produce yellow flames to simulate a wood fire but if you notice
black soot in the flame your fireplace is producing carbon and should be serviced by a qualified technician
if your model has a pilot light check to ensure that it’s lit to avoid gas escaping while natural gas itself is
that smells like rotten eggs , if you smell it or suspect a leak call our 24 hour emergency Line.
after normal operation the glass may become cloudy , to clean it make sure To Call Certified Gas Contractor
to save energy when not in use turn the pilot light off .
when the fireplace is in full operation avoid touching the glass at all .
further maintenance includes :
ensuring that the outside Fireplace vent is kept clean and clear of obstructions i. f you’re thinking of
converting a wood-burning fireplace a natural gas insert can be installed into
the existing cavity as long as an approved vent liner is also installed in the chimney a natural gas fireplace is a
safe economical way to keep your home both warm and beautiful.
and taking good care will help extend its working life .
Fireplace CO and Fire Hazards
Fireplace CO and Fire Hazards : during cold weather few things can be as cozy and attractive . fireplaces as their primary heating method to deliver warm throughout a house or room
although fireplaces can provide warmth and ambiance they can also create indoor air quality issues if the fireplace is not operating properly
combustion gases and particles can enter a home from a chimney and flue that has been improperly installed or maintained.
pollutants from Gas fireplaces and wood stoves with no dedicated outdoor air supply can’t even be back drafted from the chimney into the living space .
when natural gas burns a major health threat where they can cause health problems smoke can contain harmful air pollutants such as benzene formaldehyde and other chemicals.
carbon monoxide is another concern this colorless ,odorless gas interferes with the delivery of oxygen throughout the body people exposed to carbon monoxide may experience a
range of symptoms from headaches and dizziness to death at high concentrations
people are encouraged to have a professional inspect and maintain their Gas and Wood fireplaces and chimneys .
on an annual basis chimney should also be regularly cleaned to remove creosote buildup.