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Why Do Gas Fireplaces Need Annual Inspections?

Gas fireplaces can reduce heating and energy costs. The gas fireplace burns gas instead of wood. It has a fire-box that vents air through a chimney. The most common gas fireplaces are the insert, the factory-built and the free-standing unit. Also, gas units are sold in various sizes and shapes.
With any gas fireplace, inspections are necessary. The annual inspection will help prevent the unit from major issues, malfunctioning, or building up soot.

First, the annual inspection will help prevent the unit from the risk of exploding or catching on fire. Your unit should be inspected at least once a year by a qualified service technician. In fact, a gas fireplace can start a fire in the house. This is why it is important to have the unit inspected at least once a year. If a unit is not adjusted the right way, it might produce carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can cause health problems. A trained inspector will spot unusual flames and odors. If gas builds up in the unit, it may explode if the pilot light is not sitting in the right place.

Next, annual inspection will help prevent the unit from malfunctioning. You have to keep up the gas fireplace. If you do not, the other parts may fail. For example, the valves and connectors might leak. Most gas units malfunction due to condensation and faulty combustion. You can schedule a gas fireplace inspection with a technician from Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving cities across Southern Ontario. The inspector will check the exterior and the interior to see if the parts are operating the correctly.

Moreover, the annual inspection will help prevent the unit from building up soot and other stains. Soot is a black powdery substance that is often on or in the fireplace. This occurs because the unit is not combusting the right way. An unserviced unit may also have debris, air pollution, bad bricks and exterior stains. A technician from Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving cities across Southern Ontario, will check your gas fireplace for these conditions. Contact us today to schedule a fireplace repair service or to get a free gas fireplace estimate!

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