Posted on May 17, 2018 at 4:29 pm
Winter is almost upon us and you’ve probably already started searching your cupboards to send your coats to the dry cleaners in preparation for winter. If you have a gas fireplace, it’s absolutely imperative that you have it serviced before the cold weather truly sets in.
If you leave your gas fireplace as it was from last winter then you could face many challenges, and in the end, it’s you and your family that will suffer when your fireplace doesn’t work to its full capacity.
Here’s why it’s so important to service your gas fireplace before winter:
It goes without saying that regular check-ups, just like going to the dentist or having your car serviced, will help to pick up any small issues before they become major problems. By servicing your gas fireplace regularly before winter, you can have it working in time for when the co weather really comes in with its biting freezing temperatures. This will save you money in the long run.
There really is nothing that beats a working gas fireplace at home. The heat it emits is like nothing else, not to mention the atmosphere it offers within the home. For you and your family, consider servicing your gas fireplace before winter so that it is ready to bring the entire household the comfort that comes with the warmth of a well-working gas heater. Getting a service peak winter time for your unit may be hard, which could leave you colder for longer.
Above all, and this should take precedence over any other reason, is that by servicing your fireplace, you’re ensuring the safety of you and your family. Should there be creosote build-up in the chimney or any other safety risk, it must be attended to before you get your fireplace started this winter.
Just like maintaining your car, if you don’t service your fireplace regularly, you cannot expect it to be in excellent working condition when you turn it on in winter. Furthermore, as you can see, it is far more cost-effective to have it serviced by a professional than to leave it and face possible ramifications.