Gas Fireplace Maintenance and Repair
Call on Black Diamond Heating and Air’s HVAC technicians for your gas fireplace repair and maintenance in St George, Utah and surrounding areas. We provide reliable service that you can trust.
Gas fireplaces have many benefits. They add comfort, warmth and aesthetic charm to your home. Gas fireplaces are more efficient than traditional wood burning fireplaces and they produce more heat, burn cleaner, and generally operate at a lower cost.
One reason people prefer gas fireplaces as apposed to a wood burning fireplace is because they do not require as much upkeep and maintenance. Our customers really enjoy the quick warmth they feel without having to worry about the upkeep a wood fireplace requires. But just as with a furnace or air conditioner, or even your car, routine maintenance by a qualified HVAC techncian is essential to ensuring your gas fireplace is operating safely and as well as it can. A neglected gas fireplace is more likely to fail when you need it most.
How often should you have your gas fireplace maintained?
Gas fire place maintenance is recommended to be done with each heating season, or more specifically once a year. If your gas fireplace is your only source of heat, or your main source of heat, an annual tune-up is highly recommended.
What can you expect from a gas fireplace tune-up?
We verify that your gas fire place is safe and that all components are functioning properly. If any problems are found we offer solutions. We also tidy and clean the fireplace by vacuuming debris and cleaning the glass.
We provide a very thorough gas fireplace tune-up including the following:
- Pilot – Check and clean
- Safeties – Check condition
- Blower Wheel – Check and clean (if necessary & accessible)
- Burners – Vacuum and Clean; replace ember material as needed
- Carbon Monoxide – We’ll check for unsafe CO levels
- Clean the combustion chamber, as necessary
- Gas log(s): We’ll check the condition of the gas logs and vacuum them. If they are broken we’ll suggest replacement.
- Gas Valve: Test for proper operation
- Clean the glass door
- Ignition – Check and adjust for best performance
- Main Burner Combustion – Check to assure operating safety
- System Wiring – Check for deterioration
- Thermocouple/Powerpile – Check for proper operation
- Thermostat/Remote – Check for proper operation
- Venting – Check for integrity and proper draft
Gas Fireplace Repairs
You can count on the gas fireplace technicians at Black Diamond Heating and Air to get your gas fireplace back to doing its job of keeping you warm. Our experts can service all brands of gas fireplaces. They are very familiar with the inside workings of these systems and will be able to diagnose the source of the problem. We provide you with up-front pricing before perform the repair so that they’ll be no surprises.
One of the most common problems encountered is with the pilot light not staying lit. There are many reasons why this can happen, but a common cause is air in the gas line. This can often be remedied by releasing the air from the pilot tubing. Pushing the pilot button for about 60 seconds can often purge the air in the tubing. We highly advise you to call an expert if you are not familiar with the workings of your gas fireplace as gas can be dangerous and explosive when mishandled. Some common problems that we have encountered include loose connections, defective valves, dirty thermo-couple, and bad modules in electric ignition units.
We strive to be the best in the business by providing excellent service at a fair and competitive price. If your gas fireplace is in need of repair or routine maintenance, call the gas fireplace technicians at Black Diamond Heating and Air today.