With the winter season almost upon us, we’ll soon be sipping hot drinks and cozying up in front of a fire. If you have a gas fireplace in your home, you’ll know the incredible warmth they bring to our houses during the coldest months of the year.
There are several types of fireplaces — two of the most common being gas fireplaces and wood fireplaces. So, what makes them so popular and how do they function?
Gas Fireplace v. Furnace
Gas fireplaces and furnaces work by using gas and air-heating systems. They emit no smoke and funnel waste gases out of the house via venting ducts and pipes. These two styles of heating are easy to use, making them a favourable alternative to traditional fireplaces.
Gas furnaces are linked to a thermostat and used to heat the whole home when the temperature falls below a certain degree. This differs from gas fireplaces, which only heat the room they are in — giving you more control over which areas of the house get warmed up.
What are the benefits of servicing and maintaining gas fireplaces and furnaces?
Regular maintenance of your gas furnace or fireplace will ensure that you are maximizing your efficiency making the most out of every dollar you purchase in gas and also benefiting the environment by reducing the amount of fuel wasted.
- Cleaner Burn
Have you ever noticed the buildup of white or black deposits on the glass of your gas fireplace? This can also be happening in the furnace. It’s caused by an inefficient burn. That buildup can also cause unnecessary corrosion leading to potential carbon monoxide issues. Servicing your fireplace and furnace will help keep things burning clean and safe.
By having a licensed gas fitter service your furnace or fireplace, you can also rest easy knowing that any potential issues have been dealt with. There’s also a stronger chance that you can get through the winter heating season warm and cozy with no annoying downtime.
The Importance of a Furnace and Fireplace Service
It’s important to get a furnace and fireplace service before the winter period, so that it can function smoothly during the coldest months. Problems can occur during wintertime, such as air vents getting clogged up — this can restrict airflow and make your heating systems less effective.
Gas fireplaces should be cleaned to remove debris, making it necessary to check that the fake logs are in good condition and that they don’t create dirt. You’ll also need to inspect the glass on your fireplace in case it has chipped, as this can cause hazardous gases to escape.
Gas leaks can also occur in furnaces, so it’s of utmost importance that yearly services take place to ensure you don’t suffer a carbon monoxide leak.
Book Your Furnace and Fireplace Service
If you have a furnace or gas fireplace and want to service it, contact Wade Roberts Plumbing today. Our team of professionals will ensure your heating systems are running perfectly in time for the winter season.
To make an appointment, call us at 250-883-7545 or visit our website to learn more about how we can help!