Last updated on May 30th, 2023 at 10:53 pm
While a gas fireplace requires much less maintenance than a wood fireplace, there are still some things you need to do to prepare your gas fireplace for winter. If you want your fireplace to work well and heat your home this winter, take these three steps.
Have It Serviced
You should have your gas fireplace serviced at least every other year. The service that you get for your gas fireplace should include a thorough cleaning of the fireplace, its chimney, and all its parts, as well as maintenance of any components. There should also be a thorough inspection to make sure that your gas fireplace is still in good working order and does not pose any hazards.
Clean the Blower
If your gas fireplace has a blower that blows the hot air out into the room, you will need to clean this blower before winter gets in full swing. Your blower can blow allergens, dirt, and debris into your home, which can cause allergy flare-ups and other problems. Make sure the blower is clean and any filter is replaced.
Replace Batteries and Test Monitors
If your gas fireplace has a remote or receiver, you will want to change the batteries now, so that you know they will last all winter. You also need to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to make sure that you are not allowing any harmful chemicals into your home through the fireplace.