As the seasons start to change, the beginning of Fall is a great time to perform maintenance on your gas fireplace. Routine maintenance is a top priority in making sure your fireplace is safe to use and will last you for years to come. Here are some essential tips you can follow to keep everything in good shape:
Turn off the pilot light
Be sure to turn off the pilot light and give the fireplace time to cool down before you begin any maintenance. Turning your pilot off its Standing Pilot mode during the warmer months can also save you money each month on your gas bill.
Clean the glass
Take a look at the instructions and carefully remove the glass front to your fireplace. Using a fireplace glass cleaner, wipe down both sides with a soft cloth. Avoid regular glass cleaners as they can residue behind and damage the glass.
Clean the airflow & louvers
You should also wipe down the louvers to remove any build up dust or dirt. Inspect the air cavities if your fireplace doesn’t have louvers and be sure to check for any obstructions or excessive dust buildup.
Wipe down & inspect the fireplace
Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the outside of your fireplace and check the paint. If you notice it’s peeling or bubbling, it could be a critical sign that your fireplace isn’t functioning properly. If that’s the case, you should contact a professional gas fireplace installer to inspect it.
While there are some easy maintenance activities you can handle, you should always get a pro to do it for you, like the ones here at Energy House. We have years of experience and industry knowledge and will get your fireplace in good working order for the next season. Contact us today and see how we can help you.