With the current change in weather, many of us are thinking about switching on our fireplaces. This makes it a good time to run a test on your fireplace and make sure it is in good working order.
We recommend an annual test and inspection of your Jetmaster appliance prior to the cold weather starting. This way we can be there to repair and service your fireplace before winter settles in.
How to test your fireplace: Switch on the fireplace and run it for between 2 – 3 hours each day for three consecutive days, if possible. This can clear out any build-up and help to identify if there are any components that require servicing.
Homeowner Maintenance Tips:
The most common problem last year was the firebox and heat exchanger becoming blocked with dust. This can be avoided by carefully vacuuming to help keep efficiency and air quality high.
The other issue was the fire intermittently switching on or off without warning or suddenly switching off and no switching on again. Both these issues can be resolved by servicing the pilot ignition, which can get blocked when your fire is not used regularly.
We recommend you have your fire serviced annually to maximize the lifespan of the appliance.
Most fireplace manuals recommend maintenance tasks to improve the performance of your fireplace.
If you do not feel comfortable carrying out any of these tasks, or you are concerned about the performance of your fireplace, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can do that for you.