Summer/Fall Fireplace Maintenance

June 28, 2018

In the Summer, it is the perfect opportunity to get started on fireplace maintenance so that your fireplace can be ready for the Fall season. While it is not necessary to do any of these things, it may be a good thing to make sure you get up to date with your maintenance, so that nothing goes wrong in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can get ahead on in the summer season.

  • Cleanings: One of the things you may want to look into is getting a cleaning, or manually cleaning the entire fireplace. This can help to ensure that there is no additional smoke, or ash clogging the fireplace. This is typically just for a wood fireplace, but can be an opportunity to work on the cleanliness of the gas and electric fireplace in terms of the screens, as they can get a little bit dirty over time.
  • Damper: In the summertime, you will want to make sure that your damper is closed. The reason for this is that it has a massive effect on the efficiency of your home. One of the things it can affect is your electric bill, because it can increase the bill extensively. Closing the damper can work to ensure that this air does not escape.
  • Serviced: The perfect time to get your fireplace serviced is in the summer. It can work to make sure that all the connections are in place, meaning that there is no chance of there being a gas leak in your home.

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Fireplaces can be a huge part of your home, and act as a place to get the family together. Similarly, it can be a wondering place to cozy up during the cold weather of the northeast, or New England. If you are interested in a natural gas fireplace or fireplace insert installation, contact us today at Anderson Fireplace, or give us a call at 800-472-1717 for more information.

2 thoughts on “Summer/Fall Fireplace Maintenance”

  1. Doug says:

    I have a summer related question. I just had a new linear gas direct vent fireplace (Fireplace-X 4415 HO) that has been converted to run on LP. The fireplace will not stay lit and “ghosts out” after a few seconds. The mfg is now saying that I should not expect normal operation until the outside temp gets down to 65 deg. Everything setting wise including gas pressures at the manifold has been triple checked by both the fireplace store I bought it from and the gas contractor that installed the unit. This operating limitation based on environmental conditions is apparently new to them as well and not in any of the documentation. Anyone have similar issues or knowledge of operating during hot days. Not that I need to use it on a hot day – just trying verify that it works since it was just installed.

    1. Patrick Ford says:

      Hi Doug,
      It is not a brand we carry so I am not familiar with it at all. However, I have never heard of a fireplace not working because the temperature was too warm. That is new to me. But if you spoke with the manufacturer and that is what they are telling you then I would have to defer to them.
      I would double check to make sure the venting requirements were done correctly. Some of the linear units we carry require a certain amount of vertical rise before any elbows can be used.

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