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- fireplace, Maintenance, Ottawa
With the end of summer right around the corner, the cool autumn air will soon be at our doorsteps in the Ottawa region. As homeowners begin to shift their attention from keeping the home cool to warm and cozy, many people will begin to use their fireplaces. However, it’s important to understand the importance of fireplace maintenance and to schedule your appointment before the cold weather arrives.
The level of maintenance required will depend on the type of fireplace you own, so we’ve put together an overview of each.
Wood Fireplace: You will want to have your fireplace inspected and chimney professionally swept once a year. A certified specialist will look everything over to ensure all components are safe and up to code.
Gas Fireplace: A gas fireplace will require annual professional service, as the entire unit and ignition needs to be inspected. If you have a gas fireplace with a pilot light, you’ll also need to have the pilot light serviced annually. A professional will clean out the pilot opening so you can avoid any unexpected shutdowns during the winter.
Electric Fireplace: Fireplace maintenance for a gas fireplace is minimal in comparison, but it’s still wise to inspect the unit annually. The key maintenance tasks for an electric fireplace includes replacing light bulbs, cleaning the fan and performing a visual inspection of the unit to see that it’s in proper working order.
Annual service is crucial for ensuring the performance and longevity of your fireplace, and it’s essential to book your fireplace maintenance appointment before the winter cold arrives.
We offer a number of products and services to get your
fireplace ready for the fall and winter season.
Stop by our showroom to find everything you need
and for expert advice from our friendly sales representatives.
Harding The Fireplace is your go-to source for everything fireplace related, and we take pride in offering the best fireplace selection in the Ottawa area. Whether you’re in the market for a new gas, wood or electric fireplace—we’ve got all your needs covered this winter.