You already know that fireplaces that utilize gas logs require much less cleaning and upkeep than those that use wood. In fact, it was probably one of the main reasons why you chose to have a gas fireplace installed in your home instead of one of the many other fireplaces and wood stoves on the market. The maintenance tips we will discuss are not extremely time consuming and can greatly benefit the longevity of your gas fireplace.
Before you begin any cleaning or maintenance on your gas fireplace, make sure that the gas valve is turned off. This will ensure your safety during the process.
Just like your car, getting a routine inspection of your gas fireplace by a professional is recommended to ensure that the fireplace is working properly and is in good condition.
Clean the glass on your gas fireplace regularly (every 1-2 months). Not only does this preserve the aesthetic appeal of the fireplace, but it also prevents build-up from occurring that could potentially lead to larger issues. Make sure that you use a cleaner that is safe for fireplaces.
During the warmest months of the year when you are not using your fireplace, turn the pilot light off. This helps the gas fireplace work most efficiently when you do need to use it.
Check your ventilation system to make sure there is nothing blocking or clogging it. If you do find any abnormalities, contact a professional to remedy the issue.
There you have it – all of the tips you need to maintain a healthy gas fireplace! Have a wood-burning fireplace? The professionals at Buck Stove, Pool and Spa have tips for you too.