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3 Signs That You Need Gas Fireplace Service


If you have a gas fireplace, you’re probably not giving it much thought right now. Spring has sprung, and temperatures are warming up. You’re not planning to use your fireplace much, if at all, in the months to come. But if your gas fireplace needs service, it’s important to schedule it now instead of putting it off for later.

You can keep reading to learn more about three signs that can indicate you need to schedule service for your gas fireplace. When you notice them, be sure to pay attention and consider it a safety concern. Then give our team a call for your gas fireplace repair in Germantown, TN.


First, let’s talk about the timing of service appointments. You should schedule service for your gas fireplace every 1-2 years. Service appointments should never be farther apart than every other year. We encourage you to schedule an annual service to stay on top of any potential problems. If it has been a year, two years, or even longer since you last had your gas fireplace serviced, that’s the top sign that you need to schedule service now. 

Putting it off may not seem like a big deal if nothing is going wrong with your fireplace, but there’s always a chance that your gas fireplace is experiencing minor problems that you don’t even realize are worrisome. Our team can identify these minor problems and make tweaks to fix them before your gas fireplace stops working completely.

Flame Changes 

If you notice changes in your fireplace’s operation, it’s a good idea to schedule service proactively. Examples of changes include inconsistent sputtering flames or flames that don’t adjust when you change settings. If you have any concerns at all, it’s better to address them early. 

It’s also a red flag if your fireplace won’t start although that is easily one of the more obvious signs. You may be tempted to tinker with your gas fireplace and try to get it to work, but we encourage you to leave that to our professional team. Dealing with gas lines on an open flame is dangerous, and we would rather sort out the problem than for you to face the safety risks on your own.

Possible Carbon Monoxide Leaks 

You also need to pay attention to signs of carbon monoxide leaks. If your carbon monoxide detectors are going off, your gas fireplace may be to blame. Of course, if you have other gas appliances in your home, one of those could be the culprit. Either way, it’s a good idea to schedule service and get down to the root cause so we can address it.

Most of the time, natural gas doesn’t have an odor. However, some gas providers do add an odor so that leaks are easier to identify when they do happen. Noticing an odor that is similar to rotten eggs indicates that you have a carbon monoxide leak somewhere in your home. If the odor is originating from your gas fireplace, there’s a good chance that is the source of the leak. 

Since 1943, it’s been Automatic in Memphis! Contact the experts at Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to get started on your next gas fireplace service.

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