04 Mar How Often Do Gas Fireplaces Need To Be Cleaned?
We get it. You chose the gas fireplace insert option to AVOID all the cleaning. At the risk of raining on your parade, we must advise you schedule an annual cleaning of your fireplace gas insert chimney for years of safe and reliable operation. While gas fireplaces do not produce the same chimney clogging soot as traditional wood burning fireplaces, there is a significant risk if there are any unknown obstructions in your chimney. Here are some things to look out for.
From leaves and sticks, to a bird’s nest—there are a variety of hazards that can block a gas fireplace chimney without your knowledge. With traditional wood burning fireplaces, a block in the chimney is easily identifiable with dangerous smoke build up in your home. Identifying a blockage with a gas fireplace insert is more difficult, since the flames burn clean and have no visible smoke. If you do not check for any potential blockage on a regular basis, you could unknowingly expose your household to high levels of carbon dioxide from the unventilated gas fire. For these reasons, it is vital you perform annual maintenance and cleaning with any fireplace gas inserts, and install carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home.
At Kozy Heat, we are your trusted gas fireplace manufacturers. From traditional, to modern gas fireplace inserts, we stock a variety of shapes, sizes, models, and price points designed to fit your needs. Interested in learning more? Contact us today by calling 800 253 4904, or visiting our website to browse our inventory.