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Gas Fireplace Service
Armour Chimney Service is an NFI Certified Gas Specialist here to serve you with your gas fireplace service needs.
Gas Fireplace Service
Whether it’s natural gas or propane all gas burning heaters require regular service. Regular inspection and cleaning is critical to safe and efficient appliance operation. We service:
- Direct Vent Fireplaces
- Free Standing Gas Stoves
- B-vent Heaters
- Top Vent Gas Fireplaces
- Sand Pan Burners with Log Sets
- Vent-less Heaters
- Vented Gas Logs
Gas ranges, like the cook top in your kitchen are outside the scope of what we do. We service and maintain gas heating equipment. If your gas range is on the fritz, we recommend you contact a competent, licensed appliance repair company. Likewise, if your central HVAC system is acting up we recommend you contact a competent, licensed HVAC company.
Will my chimney work for a gas burner?
Before installation of a gas appliance vented into an existing chimney the NFPA 211 Standard requires a Level 2 inspection be conducted. “Upon addition or removal of one or more connected appliances or replacement of appliance with one of dissimilar type, input rating, or efficiency; prior to relining or replacement of flue lining; upon sale or transfer of the property; after operating malfunction or external event likely to have caused damage to the chimney”. A level 2 inspection is a thorough inspection of the venting system to determine if it is suitable to vent the new appliance.
Gas heaters generate H2O during the combustion process – this water vapor in the flue gases can and will condense in a cold chimney or vent. Condensation is very likely in a cold masonry chimney. Water damage, spalling and deterioration is the result.
If your gas fireplace or stove is dirty and lacking maintenance it can burn dirty, fowl the glass with a white film. The white film can be sulfuric acid; all fossil fuels produce sulfur during combustion. When sulfur is mixed with moisture (water vapor also produced during combustion), sulfuric acid is created. Soot may be present; sooting, caused by flame impingement and the burning of dust, dander and pet hair should be removed.