Gas Appliance Service
Part of the convenience of a gas is the minimal level of maintenance you’ll need to provide to keep your unit in top shape. But remember: “low” maintenance doesn’t mean “no” maintenance. Sometimes you may need your stove, insert or gas fireplace serviced by a professional.
Maintaining a Gas Fireplace or Stove: Your Side
As a homeowner, your primary maintenance task with a gas appliance is keeping it generally clean. This typically involves periodic wiping down to remove dust or deposits that may have accumulated. The user’s guide for your fireplace or stove may suggest other basic maintenance activities.
Maintaining a Gas Fireplace or Stove: Our Side
Even though gas appliances run cleaner and more smoothly than their wood-burning counterparts, some professional intervention is needed.
Fire N’ Stone of Tilton, NH, provides annual licensed inspections for all types of gas fireplaces, inserts, and heating stoves and their vent systems. Catching early signs of damage or malfunction during an inspection can save you big money by preventing major issues from happening down the line.
Parts and areas of your appliance we’ll look at closely during an inspection include:
- Pilot light
- Electronic ignition system
- Glass gasket in direct-vent fireplaces
- Firebox structure
We’ll inspect your gas lines, valves, and hoses to determine if a leak exists. Even a small leak over time can add a lot of toxic substances to the air inside your home.
Venting System Inspection for Gas Appliances
Gas fireplace and stove service includes a close look at your system’s vent channel. Flue pipes or stove pipes that contain a buildup of particulate matter or have sustained damage can cause inefficient drafting of harmful gases including carbon monoxide to move into your living areas.
Having your venting system inspected annually is of great importance. Carbon monoxide, which is created when a stove or fireplace is in use, can’t be detected by sight or smell in the air. Yet this is one of the most toxic byproducts of combustion, known to be potentially fatal to humans and animals when inhaled.
If your home doesn’t have working carbon monoxide monitors, we’ll advise you on the best type to purchase and how and where to install them. These simple devices absolutely save lives!
Water Leak Inspection
Another gas fireplace and stove maintenance task is checking for water leaks within the system. Rusted or cracked vent pipes and faulty connections can allow water to intrude, which will lead to varying levels of damage and decay to the heating system and possibly nearby materials of the home.
Count on the Gas Fireplace & Stove Experts
The Fire N’ Stone service team performs regular gas fireplace and stove inspections and repairs for our customers in cities and towns throughout New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. We’re fully insured and licensed for your protection, and we do all the work ourselves – we never use subcontractors.
A new gas-burning modern fireplace can be a wonderful addition to your home. Your part in keeping your appliance in top shape is minimal. The intricate work will be done by our team of highly skilled technicians, who are ready to serve you all year long.
Speak with a New Hampshire fireplace and stove expert today at (603) 293-4040.