Effective Gas Fireplace Maintenance Tips to Follow Every Season

by Heat Master Heatmaster

The gas fireplace is the common product that every homeowner in the colder countries has.  As the gas log heater is operated for a longer duration of the day, it needs proper cleaning and maintenance to keep it in good condition. Gas log heaters generally last up to 10 years depending upon your use whether it is vented or vent-less. However, it may last up to 5 to 7 years if used roughly on the daily basis. Though every damage always begins with small signs, in the same way, the gas log heater also indicates signs for replacement.

Signs that show you need to replace your Gas Log Heaters Sydney.

Sul,phur or burning smell.

The smell is easily recognizable as it is similar to the smell of rotten eggs, if you experience a sulphur smell, then replace the gas fireplace as soon as possible. If you use natural gas, then it does not smell like sulphur or a burning smell, try cleaning the interior of the gas fireplace in case of dust and debris. But don’t waste time if it still smells strong after cleaning.

Improper functioning of a pilot light.

If the pilot light of the heater is not indicating properly, it might be a sign of interior damage, consult experts whether it can be repaired or not. Replace if it has completely stopped working.

Below are useful gas fireplace maintenance tips that should be followed on the regular basis.

  • Regularly clean glass.

Be careful while removing the glass for cleaning, generally, most of gas log heaters are designed flexibly for removing the glass for cleaning. Read user manuals carefully if you are removing the glass for the first time.  For stubborn spots, use fireplace cleaner and clean it gently.

  • Clean the gas log heater’s interior.

Clean interior gently as needed, it would be fine to gently vacuum it to get rid of dust and debris.  Make sure to carefully clean the wand attachment and other things.

  • Clean gas logs.

Gently clean and brush the gas logs, in case of vented logs, follow user manual instructions.  Don’t spray cleaner or wash gas logs with water as it can cause damage and degrade the finishing.  In the case of vent-free logs, always hire a professional expert to clean the logs safely without any issue.

  • Replace batteries.

It is advised to replace batteries every two years. Replace batteries when you replace smoke detectors and carbon monoxide batteries.

  • Go for inspection when required

Get your fireplace and chimney inspected every year. Even if you have vent-free gas logs without a chimney, it is still important to get the fireplace inspected to catch the faults earlier and for improving better heating performance.

Final-words:  It’s better to have a good habit of regular cleaning and maintenance; it’s obvious that residue and dust will get collected inside due to regular usage.  Follow regular cleaning care and inspection whenever you notice any unusual behaviour. Take advice from reputed Gas Log Heaters Adelaide Company if you are confused about fuel and other replacements related to a gas heater.

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