Opting for a gas log fireplace is the choice most Australians go for because of its elegant appearance and its ultra-modern finishing, which can be tailor-made to suit any home.
However, since gas is the fuel source, there are safety considerations you should keep in mind before purchasing one.
Here are some helpful tips for gas log fireplace safety:
- It can remain hot after use
Although today’s modern gas log fireplaces come with all the standard and efficient safety features, you must still bear in mind that like any fireplace, whether wood or gas, there are safety considerations for the unit. The fireplace will retain heat after it has been switched off, so make sure that if you need to touch the fire to perform any home maintenance tasks that the fire is completely cool before starting. If you have young children, teach them not to touch the fire at any time, and if you are concerned about wandering hands, you can use a freestanding screen to keep them from getting too close to the fireplace.
- Professional installation is key
As with any appliance that requires installation in your home, make sure you only use a licensed plumber for any gas works. All fireplaces, whether wood or gas, have specific installation requirements as per Australian standards and the manufacturer’s instructions, and these must be adhered to.
- Keeping it clean
The great thing about a gas log fireplace is that it’s quite easy to maintain. We recommend that you have your gas fireplace serviced at least once every two years. There are some home maintenance tasks you can complete at home yourself, such as cleaning the glass. You can find information about maintenance in your owner’s manual, but if you feel more comfortable leaving it to the professionals, you can contact us and we can arrange for a technician to visit your home and give your gas log fire a full general service and clean.
- Your vents
Depending on the model of your fireplace, you may notice that you have something that looks like a vent at the top of your firebox. It’s important to ensure your children do not put anything through the vent. You need to ensure that the vents are not blocked in any way.
With these tips in mind, we suggest you shop around for the right fireplace and for the right price that suits your budget. Give us a call today or check out our range of gas fireplaces now.
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