Most people don’t think about their gas fireplace until it develops a problem. However, you need annual service for a number of reasons—ranging from safety to how long it lasts.
1. Safe Operation
Just like your gas furnace, your gas fireplace is an appliance that needs regular maintenance to operate safely. It produces carbon monoxide when it burns gas. When you have your gas fireplace receive its annual service, the technician will make sure it’s operating within safety guidelines.
If you smell gas or your carbon monoxide detector goes off, leave your home immediately. Once you’re safely outside, call your gas company’s emergency number.
2. Remove Dirt
Dirt collects inside gas fireplaces and needs to be removed. The dirt can cause the furnace to operate inefficiently, which increases your energy bills. It can also cause the fireplace to break down, resulting in unexpected repair bills. During annual service, the technician will clean your gas fireplace to prevent these problems.
You can best notice an unclean gas fireplace when you turn it on after months of dormancy. It’s likely you’ll smell burning dust for a few minutes. This is caused by dirt and dust settling on the burners during the spring and summer.
3. Longer Lifespan
Annual service helps your gas fireplace last longer. Gas fireplaces are like a car in that they need professional maintenance to have a long lifespan.
What Happens During Annual Service
The technician will inspect your gas fireplace’s components, such as the logs, burners, and glass. They’ll make sure everything is in good working order and that no vents are blocked. How safe your gas fireplace directly affects the safety of your home and family.
Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning in Bellevue, NE, offers gas fireplace services, including maintenance. We’re a family-owned company that’s been in business since 1971. We maintain, repair, and install heating and cooling systems, such as furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. We can also help you with air handlers, mini-splits, and thermostats. Please call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving all of your climate and home comfort needs.