When you have a gas fireplace in your home, there are few things better than curling up in front of a roaring flame with a good book or bag of marshmallows. Gas fireplaces provide warmth and comfort on demand. All Seasons Fireplace, a company with more than 30 years of experience, provides fireplace installation and fireplace tune-up services throughout the Twin Cities. We suggest regular maintenance from a certified technician to keep your gas fireplace well maintained and safe.
Like most appliances in your home, fireplaces need regular maintenance in order to operate efficiently and effectively. We will make sure your gas fireplace is functioning properly. When you schedule a tune-up with one of our certified technicians to service your fireplace, he or she will complete a full check of your fireplace, including:
- Inspection and cleaning of pilot assembly
- Check of the fan and limit control
- Check and cleaning of the flame sensor
- Check of the ignition control sequence
- Check of the gas valve operation
- Check of the safety controls operation
- Check of the gas pressure
- Check of thermocouple millivolts
- Check of the vent pipe
- Termination check
- Visual inspection of the flame
- Check and cleaning of the blower
- Check of the thermostat and/or the remote control
- Add vermiculite and sand to gas logs
A typical tune-up includes making sure the glass is cleaned, the pilot is tested and replaced if necessary, the thermopile or thermocouple is tested and repaired or replaced if needed, logs are reset, embers are rearranged and the fireplace’s burner is checked and cleaned.
Gas appliances require a qualified and certified professional to do the maintenance and repair work. Safety is always a big consideration for us here at All Seasons Fireplace. We know fireplaces, how to install them, how to maintain them and how to ensure your safety.
And with winter fast approaching, maintenance on gas fireplaces is even more important than ever. When you call on us to inspect your fireplace, we will also examine your flame and make any suggested manufacturer upgrades that will help enhance the way your fireplace functions and looks. Manufacturers are constantly making improvements in the aesthetics of their products. You will be amazed at how lifelike your gas fireplace can appear.
Your gas fireplace, if it is functioning correctly, can be an alternative heat source when your electricity fails. If your fireplace is thermostatically controlled, your fireplace will turn on when the temperature in your house falls below a specified temperature. This is an important benefit in certain climates. In addition to being an alternative heat source, many of our customers benefit from their fireplaces when they use them for zone heating. You can heat the living room when you are using it without raising the temperature in the whole house. This use of a gas fireplace can cut your energy bill considerably, especially in the spring and fall.
For more information on gas fireplaces in the Twin Cities, call All Seasons Fireplace at 952-546-6162 or contact us to Schedule a Consultation.