Using a gas fireplace is a great way to reduce what you pay for heat while also making your home nice and cozy when the temperatures outside are still chilly. However, before you turn on the fireplace in your home, there are several safety tips for gas fireplaces our team at B&R Heating & Cooling highly recommends sticking to.
First, never leave decorations, debris, or combustible materials around the hearth. Although gas fireplaces are designed to keep the heat contained within the hearth, you wouldn’t want to risk an item near your fireplace getting too hot and starting a fire.
Second, never leave your gas fireplace unattended. While it’s alright to leave it on while you’re at home and getting things done in different rooms, your gas fireplace should never be left on when you go to bed or after you leave the home, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
Third, watch your children carefully when you have your fireplace on. You may also want to have a switch lock installed so that your children are unable to start your gas fireplace when you aren’t around.
Lastly, make sure that your gas fireplace is always is in proper working order by letting us come and perform regular repairs and preventive maintenance. If you don’t currently have a fireplace in your home, but are intrigued by the benefits associated with gas fireplaces, we carry a wide selection of fireplaces from manufacturers like Regency, Valor, and Napoleon in a variety of different styles.