We’re Anne Arundel County’s Gas Fireplace, Stove & Insert Specialists — From Yearly Service & Sweepings & Inspections, We Do It All

Gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts are valued by homeowners and incredibly popular because of their ease of use and convenience. They also require less maintenance than wood or pellet appliances, but that’s not to say they’re maintenance-free — they’re not. You’ll still need to keep up with yearly service and maintenance to ensure proper operation of the gas logs.

For everything — from gas fireplace installation to ongoing maintenance and repair, you can count on Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County. As CSIA and NFI certified gas specialists, we’re trained and qualified to sweep, inspect, and service gas appliances of all types.

Not only does our team understand what it takes to keep your gas fireplace, stove, or insert clean, efficient, and working as safely as possible, but we also know just what to do when something isn’t working quite right.

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gas fireplace being taken apart by certified technicians
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Some Common Problems and Services We Can Help With:

  • Your pilot light is on and your gas is on, but your fireplace won’t light.
  • Your pilot light went out.
  • You need to have the embers in your gas fireplace replaced.
  • You’re ready to have a new gas fireplace, insert, or stove installed.
  • You need yearly service for your gas appliance.
  • You’re ready to upgrade to a new gas fireplace, insert, or stove.

No matter what you may need, having a CSIA and NFI trained and certified gas technician do the work will ensure that everything is done correctly for safe and efficient operation.

Have some questions about gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts? We’re here to help. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions regarding gas fireplaces. Keep reading, and if you still have questions, feel free to give us a call.

We’ve also put together a few issues you might be able to solve easily. Read our gas fireplace troubleshooting checklist.

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Meet NFI Certified Tech, AJ!

How Often Should a Gas Fireplace be Swept?

Any gas fireplace, whether it is a gas insert, a gas stove, or a fireplace with gas logs, requires annual service. While gas fireplaces certainly don’t produce the soot and creosote that wood burning fireplaces do, they still require technical servicing and debris removed, which is taken care of during this annual service.

Do You Have to Service a Gas Fireplace?

Gas fireplaces are fueled by natural or propane (LP) gas. All gas fireplaces need annual service for correct, efficient, and safe operation. Annual service is important because it allows the unit to be properly cleaned, tested, and checked for anything that could reduce appliance safety or efficiency. Valves, connections, thermocouples and thermopiles, and the venting system need to be checked for wear and suitability for use.

Do Plumbers Install Gas Fireplaces?

Plumbers are licensed to install the gas lines that gas fireplaces use, but not to install the gas fireplace itself. For gas appliance installation, you should call a certified CSIA/ NFI gas professional.

Do Gas Fireplaces Need to be Vented?

Some gas fireplaces do and some do not. There are actually three different types of gas appliances: vent-free or ventless, b-vent or natural vent, and direct vent. In a nutshell:

  • Vent-free or ventless fireplaces do not need to be vented because of their high efficiency levels and their low emission rates. The cons: Some people can be sensitive to the combustion fumes that are produced by the appliance, and these appliances can also expel moisture into the home, which can cause condensation inside.
  • B-vent or natural vent appliances must be vented through a pipe that terminates through the roof. These fireplaces use some of the home’s indoor air for combustion. The cons: You could experience downdrafts, lose heat from the appliance up through the vent, and installation can be costly or challenging because of how the B-vent fireplace must be vented.
  • Direct vent fireplaces are vented through a wall in the home and have a two part system: a vent that brings outside air in for combustion, and a vent that takes fumes out of the home. Because the system is completely sealed, you don’t lose any heat through the vent or experience cold air coming down through the vent. Another major perk is that these appliances are highly efficient. The cons: These fireplaces typically have lower flames than b-vent fireplaces and you can’t re-position the logs at all. They also have a sealed glass front, which for some people, may take away from the open hearth feel.

No matter which type of  gas appliance you choose, your gas appliance should be installed as per the manufacturer’s specifications. When you trust your gas fireplace installation to the NFI and CSIA certified gas specialists at Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County, you can rest assured everything will be installed and vented properly. We guarantee it!

For Gas Fireplace Service You Can County On, Call On Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County

Whether you’re looking for help with gas appliance installation or you need to schedule yearly service, give Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County a call at 410-590-4800. We’re always happy to help, and our technicians have the certification and experience needed to do the job right.

  Don’t settle for a sooty fireplace, ask our experts about Paint “N” Peel or any of our other professional chimney services.