Gas Fireplace Maintenance
Is your gas fireplace ready for the season?
Although gas fireplaces are known to be low maintenance, there are a few things which need to be done at least annually, in order to avoid disappointment when you are ready to go spark up your gas fireplace.
#1 – Change batteries in BOTH the remote control and receiver.
It’s a good idea to change the batteries at the same time you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors each year.
A gas fireplace receiver (located in the unit) is a battery powered backup power supply that can light your gas fireplace with the push of a button in the event of a power outage.
#2 – Make sure the pilot light is on.
Your pilot light may have been turned off during the summer months to conserve energy or to reduce the amount of heat generated inside your home.
Click here to view videos on how to light the pilot light on Regency gas fireplaces.
#3 – Clean the front viewing glass.
A white-grey film build up can obstruct the view of your beautiful Regency flames. This film build up is completely normal and happens from minerals in the fuel (such as sulfur and calcium) depositing on the glass during regular combustion. If this film is not cleaned, it can permanently damage the glass.
Berkeley Heat can help with recommending a safe, non-scratching glass cleaner which is sold in our store.
Click here to view videos on how to safely remove the glass for cleaning.