A warm, crackling, cozy fire on a cold, snowy night is hard to beat. Can you imagine having a warm, crackling fire without the fuss and mess of cleaning up? That’s exactly what you have when you have a gas fireplace. Gas fireplaces have many advantages: they are easy to light, they are relatively mess-free, and they are quite energy efficient. Although relatively easy to maintain and stress-free, unfortunately, sometimes problems arise with gas fireplaces that need attention. When these things happen, it’s great to have a company like Owens Chimney Systems that you can turn to. When you call Owens, you can rest assured that any problems will be taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Pilot Light Isn’t Lit

Angie’s List reveals one possible reason your gas fireplace may not be working is that the gas might not be turned on. A good place to start is to make sure the gas is on. If your gas fireplace has not been used in a while, you may need to remove the air from the pilot tubing. Hold the pilot button down for a few minutes and let the air bleed out. This could be a simple fix to your problem. If this doesn’t work, it could be that there is debris between the spark igniter and the thermocouple. Make sure that this debris is cleared out. If that doesn’t take care of the problem, it could also be that the thermocouple is worn out and needs to be replaced. If that happens, give Owens Chimney Systems a call!

Circuit Breakers

If your gas fireplace isn’t working, it could be that there is too much power running through your electrical system and this could be causing your circuit breakers to trip. Check out your breaker box and reset any tripped breakers.

Gas Issues

It could also be that your gas valve is not open, which means that your fireplace isn’t getting the fuel it needs to light. Make sure that this valve is open and in the on position. Also, if your gas fireplace is reliant on a propane tank, make sure that it is delivering gas to your gas fireplace. Check to make sure that one, the propane tank is switched open and two, that your tank has fuel in it.

Who To Call If There’s An Issue

Owens Chimney Systems also offers the best gas fireplaces, gas logs, and gas inserts in the business. They can handle the installation of your gas fireplace and advise you on which appliance is best for your needs. We can advise you on whether you need a vented or vent-free system, and what style will best suit your needs. Not only can they offer expert advice and installation, they can take care of any other issues that may arise.

You gas appliances need to be inspected, cleaned, and serviced on a regular basis. You should call Owens Chimney Systems for great service and knowledgeable technicians.