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Fireplace (gas)

Routine Care Task

Annual professional inspection and service

Priority

The benefits are both safety and energy efficiency.

Timing: 

September (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Fireplace (gas) are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Fireplace (gas).

How To

fireplace gas care Most fireplace manufacturers recommend that gas fireplaces have an annual inspection and maintenance by an authorized service dealer.

The service person's work should include:

- Clean pilot and burners.

- Check gas pilot safety system.

- Ensure proper ignition and combustion.

- Check combustion venting and chimney draw.

- Paint firebox as necessary.

- Inspect door gasket.

- Clean glass.

- Clean exterior.

- Check fan operation (if applicable).

Helpful Accessories

Fireplace Glass Cleaner
Fireplace Glass Cleaner

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Benefits

  • Health & Safety
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Energy Savings
  • Maintaining Value

The benefits of this task are primarily safety, and to some extent energy efficiency.

Costs

The cost of this task is moderate.

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