Running into some frustrating problems with your gas fireplace and wondering what those problems could mean? It’s important to share these symptoms with your HVAC professional, who will use this information to diagnose any problems with your gas fireplace. Here’s what could be wrong and what to do about it:
The most common, and the most frustrating sign that something is wrong with your gas fireplace is that it simply will not turn on. A few things could be the problem here.
Along with a rotten egg smell, you might hear a hissing, whistling or even a roaring, which could be the sound of the gas escaping, or the sound of a fire fueled by the gas. Natural gas is given a rotten egg smell intentionally, to alert you to a gas leak.
If your fireplace smells like burnt metal or debris, and lacks that distinct rotten egg smell, you’re likely not dealing with a gas leak, but with a burning of some kind.
The manufacturer of your gas fireplace should have instructions for you about how to turn on your pilot light, perhaps even to troubleshoot it if it continues to go out. However, their tips don’t always solve the problem.
If you can’t pinpoint the problem with your gas fireplace, a professional can inspect it for you and let you know what’s going on. Call the professional team at Appleby Systems to book your appointment.