It’s never a bad time to assess how well your gas fireplace is working, and if you live in Louisville, Colorado or the surrounding areas, you may find yourself using your fireplace beyond the winter season. Learn about some of the common gas fireplace problems and what to do about it. In some cases, you may need to call a pro to come in and take a look.
If you’re finding that the fireplace simply won’t ignite. There are a few things you can check. One is to ensure that the gas valve is open. Another thing you can do is check the breaker box. If any breakers have tripped, simply reset it. If neither of those works, you may need to have your propane or natural gas line checked out.
Is your pilot light out? Pilot lights can actually go out due to strong drafts, so you should ensure that the vent cap is securely in place. You should then follow the normal procedure for lighting your pilot light. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to call a service technician. There could possibly be an issue with the wiring.
There may be something blocking the chimney if you’re experiencing weird odors. Check the chimney for birds’ nests or other blockages and make sure the flue is clean. If you ever smell something that might be wires or gas, turn off the fireplace immediately and air out the house. Call a service technician as soon as possible.
Make sure your thermostat is set properly, but you may need to call a tech to clean the fireplace or check the voltage.
If you’re having problems with your gas fireplace, it may be time to call a professional. Contact Hi-Tech Appliance—we specialize in gas fireplace service repair and can have your gas fireplace serviced and ready to go for next season.