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We Can Maintain Your Gas Fireplace

Nothing beats the convenience and warmth offered by a gas fireplace. These appliances offer an unbeatable aesthetic without all the hassle involved with chopping wood, clearing ash, building fires, and more. All you do is flip a switch when you want to enjoy it, then turn it off when you are through. It’s never been easier!

We Can Maintain Your Gas Fireplace Image - Lake Norman NC - SirVent Chimney & Venting ServiceYet, that doesn’t mean your gas fireplace requires zero maintenance. These units still need regular check-ups and inspections throughout the year to ensure they are running smoothly. There are some issues that may arise from time to time and having a certified expert check things over at least once per year will help keep your home as safe as possible.

We Are NFI Certified

At SirVent Chimney, our experts are NFI certified, so we are more than qualified to take on your gas appliance. The NFI (National Fireplace Institute) is a non-profit organization that was established to promote safety when it comes to fireplaces and their venting systems. This organization is highly esteemed and continues to strive for excellence year after year.

Our commitment to obtaining and maintaining this certification represents how dedicated we are to bringing you the best service possible. We want to offer our customers the ability to rest easy knowing their chimney and fireplace are in the best hands around. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

What To Expect

When our staff comes to inspect your gas fireplace, we take the time to do the job right. We inspect and clean the burner, clean the logs, and check for any blockages or obstructions. In addition, we inspect and clean the pilot light, inspect the gasket seal, test the gas valve, and clean the glass.

There are various tools and steps involved in this process, which is why depending on a certified expert is the safer route to take. Any slight mishap could result in harmful toxins backing up into your home. We strive for safety in all that we do, and we want all the homeowners in this area to be able to relax at the end of the day. Keeping in mind, being confident knowing that your fireplace is running strong. By calling us in, you and your appliance get the best treatment available!

We Offer Repairs, Too!

On top of all this, we can repair any damages that are present with your system. We are the one-stop shop for all of your fireplace-related needs. Ensuring your fireplace is ready to go all year round has never been more convenient! Depend on us and you won’t regret it.

For more information, feel free to contact us! We also offer descriptions of our services on our website. So, take a look around to see all that we can offer you. At SirVent, we make our customers the number one priority – turn to us now!

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.

Cleanings

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!

The Benefits of Gas Logs

A wood-burning fireplace requires chopping and carrying wood, arranging the logs in the fireplace to build the fire, and cleaning up the ashes. A gas log fireplace, on the other hand, requires pushing a button and omits the whole cleaning up of ashes. In a world of instant coffees and instant foods, instant flames were sure to follow. We can help you decide which set of gas logs is right for you.

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A Few Things For You to Ponder

Mull over these facts about wood-burning fireplaces as you ponder converting to gas:

  • Wood fires may warm your heart and soul but don’t efficiently heat your living space. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a wood-burning fireplace draws in as much as 300 cubic feet per minute of heated room air for combustion, and then, with a crackle, straight up your chimney it goes.
  • Wood fires may expose you and everyone in your home to large quantities of toxic byproducts, including respiratory irritants, carcinogens and deadly carbon monoxide. The EPA warns of other health dangers, namely asthma, reproductive issues and birth defects.
  • Wood smoke is a large contributor to air pollution — so much so that some localities ban the use of all wood burning, both inside and out, when pollution reaches a specified level.
  • Your house is in danger should the creosote, a tarry byproduct of wood smoke, ignite inside your chimney. According to the CSIA, chimney fires are the cause of over 25,000 house fires in the U.S. each year, resulting in millions of dollars in property damage — as well as tragic loss of life.
  • Traditional fireplaces are high-maintenance and require a lot of your time and energy to operate.

Some homeowners eventually give up on their wood-burning fireplaces altogether. Henceforth, it sits empty; the coziness it provided becomes a mere memory. Converting to gas can be an acceptable alternative since it allows you to regain much of the aforementioned coziness and, in some cases, the lost heat as well. Continue reading as we cover the three most popular options available to you, should you decide to go this route.

A Replacement for Your Wood Logs

If you’re in the market for a realistic-looking wood-fire substitute at a budget friendly price ($100-$1,200 depending on the scope of the job), a vented gas log set will fit the bill quite nicely. The logs can simulate many different species of wood, and the flame and embers are pretty similar to their real-wood counterparts. They are convenient—no stacking, chopping or hauling wood is required. Some models even come with remote-controlled ignitions and adjustable flame controls, and none leave behind a mess.

However, because gas logs have the same open combustion as wood, many of the same dangers and health hazards exist. The damper on your chimney must remain permanently open as the fire continually draws in your room’s air; some manufacturers even recommend keeping a window cracked during use of their vented gas logs. In addition to the obvious hazard of an open flame, older or defective vented log sets can circulate explosive gas into the air.

Vented gas logs are an economical, convenient replacement for those of you who are looking for the ambiance of real-wood units without the cleanup hassles associated with them. Keep in mind, however, that they are practical only for their ambiance.

When you start to weigh the deciding factors — convenience, ecology, safety, health, efficiency and ambiance — converting your wood-burning fireplace to gas makes sense. The first step is to contact us to discuss your chimney and fireplace needs. SirVent Chimney & Venting Service is ready to be of service.