Common Gas Fireplace Problems

There is no easier way to have a fire than from a gas fireplace in your home. There are so many designs to choose from. Not only is it easier, but it is cleaner as well. There is no need to haul wood to and from the woodpile. You do not need to purchase wood. You won’t have to worry about where you will store your wood. All you have to do is turn on a switch and as easy as that you have a roaring fire that will enhance any home.

When you purchase a gas fireplace, some common but unexpected problems may occur. Let us discuss these problems in the following paragraphs.

gas fireplace in Fishers IndianaWhat Are Some Problems That Can Arise With A Gas Fireplace?

  • Pilot Light Goes Out. On occasion, the pilot light may go out. It is common for a gust of wind to kick it out. With the gas fireplace, you would have received a manual regarding how to light the pilot again. If the pilot light continues to go out, you will want to contact us at Chimney Solutions of Indiana. We will be happy to inspect your gas fireplace and find the cause. It can be related to the thermopile. The thermopile may be damaged and needs fixing or replacing.
  • The buildup of Soot. Gas fireplaces leave soot that can build up over time. Airflow is important for a gas fireplace. If there is an abundance of soot you may not have proper airflow. You may need more air and less gas. An adjustment to the flow valve should solve this problem. It is important to clean out your fireplace on a regular basis, so this soot won’t build up.
  • Odors. With a new fireplace you may experience unusual smells. This may be from the paint or lubricants that are used when manufactured. You may also smell odors that are concerning you. Chances are they are nonthreatening. Issues such as dirt, dust, and pet dander may cause smells as well. If you continue to smell odors, contact Chimney Solutions of Indiana.
  • Gas Valve. You may find that there is no flame. There is no gas smell. Consult your gas fireplace manual for proper alignment. The gas valve may need adjustment to open it.
  • Fireplace Burner. You find that the pilot light is on, but you still are not getting a flame.

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This may be the cause of the thermostat. Be sure your thermostat is at a higher temperature than your home.

If you are unable to light the fireplace or you smell natural gas which smells like “rotten eggs.” Do not try to fix it yourself. This is a job for a highly skilled professional. Contact Chimney Solutions of Indiana to assess the situation.

Chimney Solutions of Indiana prides itself on customer service. If you have a gas fireplace or any other type of fireplace, call us. We can help with installation, repairs, or consultations. If you have a question regarding fireplaces, please feel free to contact Chimney Solutions of Indiana at 317-757-6979.

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