We Can Repair Any Kind of Gas Fireplace in Longmont

Gas fireplaces make adding comfort to your Longmont home easy. Just flick a switch or press a button for instant heat.

They’re also relatively easy to use. Unlike their woodburning counterparts, there’s no need to add firewood or remove ashes. But like any other natural gas units, these fireplaces have to have regular tune-ups to help them run efficiently and avoid breakdowns.

When your fireplace won’t start or won’t keep burning, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Use our easy-to-understand guide first. If your fireplace still isn’t heating properly, give us a call. We can handle any model. All of our technicians are NATE certified, which means they’ve passed rigorous training to better meet your needs. And all of our excellent work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Tips

Fireplace Won’t Start

There could be a few causes why your fireplace won’t start. Take off the cosmetic piece under your fireplace to gain entry to its parts.

  1. Is a breaker tripped? Take a look at your home’s electrical panel and adjust breakers as needed.
  2. Is the gas running? Make sure the valve is in the “open” setting.
  3. Is the pilot light lit? If it has blown out, follow manufacturer instructions to reignite. Connect the vent cap to block drafts from putting it out.
  4. Pilot light ignites but won’t stay ablaze? There could be trouble with the thermocouple, a metal safety sensor that monitors gas flow.
  5. Pilot light stays on but fireplace won’t light? It could be the thermopile, a metal piece that transforms heat to electricity to open the gas valve.

If you think there’s a problem with the thermocouple or thermopile, get in touch with us for help.

Fireplace is Making Odd Sounds or Smells

  • Rumbling or roaring noises? Modify the flame and vacuum the burners once they’ve fully cooled.
  • Grinding or shrieking sounds? Have Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning service or put in a new blower.
  • Odd smells? Clean the fireplace’s interior and flue using the steps below. If you smell rotten eggs or burning wires, stop using the fireplace, ventilate your home and call us without delay.

Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace

Cleaning your gas fireplace on a routine basis can help it run more efficiently and avoid pricey breakdowns. It may even help it last longer.

  1. Confirm your fireplace is totally cooled.
  2. Turn the gas off by rotating the valve to “off.”
  3. Pull out the gas logs, examine them for cracks and clean them with a soft-bristled brush.
  4. Remove the lava rocks, vacuum them individually and get rid of soot with the brush.
  5. Clean the internal parts of the fireplace with a vacuum hose attachment.
  6. Rub down internal edges with a damp cloth. Use warm, soapy water to clean up dust or soot buildups.
  7. Return lava rocks and logs in the same order.
  8. Clean the glass casing with special fireplace glass cleaner and let it dry. Windex is not recommended as it can corrode the glass or cause it to shatter.
  9. If you have a vented gas fireplace, examine the outside vent and remove debris such as leaves or bird nests.
  10. Ensure your carbon monoxide detector is working correctly.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Today

Once your fireplace is working again, enroll in annual maintenance with us. These inspections can potentially discover trouble before they start. We’ll inspect your components for cracks. We’ll also double-check there aren’t any leaks and that pressurization levels are right.