6 Steps to Maintaining Your Gas Fireplace
Gas fireplaces are easy to use and can set the ambiance of the room - or the night. All it takes is following a few safety steps you can enjoy your fireplace for years.
Have a technician check the gas lines, clean the burner, control compartment, fan and related air circulation passages, as well as check for condensation annually. Ensure the vents are unobstructed and able to do their job. Check the batteries in the carbon monoxide detector. Clean the glass and adjust the glowing embers and logs for best appearance. Be alert for unusual odors or flames, which are often a sign that the fireplace is not operating properly. Make family members and guests aware that the glass panel of a gas fireplace, stove, or insert can be very hot. Installing a safety screen or safety barrier is recommended to reduce the risk of serious burns by preventing direct contact with hot glass.