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We Keep Gas Appliances Working Like New

Many homeowners nowadays are making the switch to gas-fueled appliances. If you are part of this group, you may be wondering what type of maintenance your system needs, as well as how often this should be performed. Gas appliances and fireplaces are no different than any other fuel type in that they need an annual inspection to perform as safely and as efficiently as possible. If you have yet to invest in yours, give our team a call today.

The Advantages Of Gas-Fueled Appliancesgas fireplace within white and black mantel in a home

So, why are so many converting to gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts? Well, for one thing, they function very efficiently, allowing more heat to enter your living space. This not only makes things more comfortable and cozy on cold, winter days, it lowers your energy bills, too! Turn down the heat, and turn on your gas fireplace for a warm and toasty evening, guaranteed.

Another big advantage of gas appliances is how easy they are to use. No hauling wood, no building or maintaining a fire, and no constantly adjusting your damper. Just flip the switch and you are all set. Ready to call it a night? Flip it off, and go to bed. It’s simple, efficient, and perfect for those with a busy schedule.

Along with this, there is basically no mess involved with gas units. Wood-burning options leave behind ash and little pieces of wood, which requires a lot more maintenance overall. If you want to keep your space neat and tidy, while still enjoying the comforts of a fireplace, this is the way to do it.

Finally, there are many stylish designs you can invest in, so you won’t need to worry about finding the right fit for your decor. Explore your options today, then work with us to get your dream setup installed fast. The CSIA certified team at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service is excited to set you up!

What To Expect From Us

So, what can you expect when you call us in? Well, our team has studied with the National Fireplace Institute, so you can rest easy knowing we have got you covered, no matter what. When we inspect your gas appliance, we will check the burner and the logs, cleaning both of them in the process, and we will test and clean the pilot light, as well.

We will also check the gasket seal, test the gas valve, clean the glass doors, and look your venting system over for any obstructions or clogs. If we find a problem that needs fixing, we will let you know and advise you on the next best steps to take for resolving it.

From installations to inspections to repair work and more, there is not a lot we cannot do for you. If your gas appliance is not giving you the results you are hoping for, don’t hesitate to give our team a call right away. We are dedicated to serving you!

Gas Appliances Need Inspections, Too!

Have you recently purchased a gas fireplace or stove? Or maybe you’ve upgraded your wood-burning appliance to a gas-fueled one? Whatever the case, homeowners everywhere are loving the convenience gas appliances have to offer – and they’re a lot less messy, too! That being said, this more modern take on a fireplace doesn’t change the fact that yearly inspections are absolutely necessary.

Learn more about inspections and gas appliances below!

How Your Chimney Is Harmed

Wood-burning appliances are known for producing creosote, which can put a lot of wear and tear on system (and fast). Yet, just because the residue left behind by gas appliances isn’t as obvious doesn’t mean it’s not there. Your chimney is still used to properly vent out the fumes and gases from your fireplace, all of which cause corrosion in your system.

The worst part is, these damages are hardly noticeable until it’s almost too late. What could have been easy fixes, if addressed right away, are now costly and time-consuming repairs. You’re always better off in the long run if you invest in your annual inspections. That way, a sweep can diagnose any issues early.

It’s not worth the added stress, not knowing whether or not your system is safe for use… allow yourself the peace of mind you deserve and get your inspection on the books today!

Increasing Overall Efficiency

On top of increasing the overall lifespan of your appliance, annual inspections help to ensure everything is running as efficiently as possible. Sure, gas appliances save on energy costs and they’re better for the environment, too… but only if they are properly installed and maintained. Fireplace systems are intricate and knowing the ins and outs takes time, practice, and a lot of training. Get a professional’s eye on the job, so you know you’re good to go all year long.

Hire A CSIA-Certified Professional

When it comes right down to it, there is a lot to consider when operating a gas appliance and there are many possible reasons you may be facing issues. Whether it’s the venting system, excess moisture in the flue, problems with drafting, built up residue, corrosion, or something else, a CSIA-certified chimney technician will know how to handle your unique situation.

And if you live in the Greater Lake Norman area, then you are in luck! SirVent Chimney and Venting Service has been doing business in this area for years, and our staff has been trained and certified by the CSIA, so that we can better serve our customer base. The cool winds of winter are not far away… have your system inspected soon, so you’re all set for the holiday season that is fast approaching. Contact us now before the fall rush. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

Importance Of Maintaining Gas Appliances

Gas appliances are often a big hit with homeowners.Importance Of Maintaining Gas Appliances -Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney & Venting Service They are typically easier to clean and maintain, and their convenience makes anyone’s life more laid back, especially if you have a busy schedule. Yet, although they do not require as much upkeep as wood-burning or pellet-fueled appliances, they still need regular maintenance. Calling in a professional at least once a year to inspect the unit and ensure that everything is running properly will help maintain the life of the device and offer you peace of mind while using it.


Depending on the device you are looking to have cleaned, frequencies of these inspections may vary. Your best bet is to examine the warranty information to see the recommended number of cleanings per year. If not, definitely be sure to schedule at least one cleaning throughout the year. If you use your appliance frequently, scheduling an extra cleaning would be a good idea.

Ensuring that your devices are being cleaned and inspected regularly will help to ensure that they are running as efficiently as possible. Many types of debris, such as leaves, ash, soot, and other things can quickly build-up, meaning you will be faced with clogs and improper ventilation. A professional can also look to check if your filters are due for a change and inspect to see that all parts of the appliance are up-to-date on current codes. Ensuring your gas appliance is in proper working condition before being put to regular use is an important part of keeping it in top condition, so that you can enjoy it for many years to come.

Hiring A Professional

While many feel that they can fix, clean, and install these devices on their own, this is rarely the best option. Experts in this field are trained and certified to ensure that all parts are assembled properly and that your family will not be put in harm’s way, once these devices are put to use. When faced with the risk of carbon monoxide or other fumes possibly entering your home atmosphere, it is important to play it as safe as possible, so give a professional a call and have them check everything out.

It may seem more cost-effective to pick the do-it-yourself option, but improper installation could lead to further problems down the line, costing you a lot of time and money in the long run. Save yourself time and hassle and hire a professional at the start, so that you know your home and family will be safe.

At SirVent Chimney and Venting Service, our employees are trained and ready to get all of your gas, pellet, and wood-burning appliances in top condition so that you and your family can enjoy them year-round. We can advise you on the proper precautions to take with all of your equipment and are willing to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today!