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What to do if your Gas fireplace keeps Turning off

When the cooler season arrives, many homeowners begin the task of firing up the furnace or gas fireplace for the first time. It is important to inspect and service your fireplace on a regular basis in order to maintain a safe house. Here are some helpful tips for getting started:

If you haven’t used your gas fireplace in a while, it’s important to give it a good inspection before lighting it for the first time. Check for any debris or blockages that may have accumulated over the summer months. If you see any, be sure to clear them out before proceeding.

Take a look at the gas line that supplies your fireplace. Make sure there are no leaks or damage to the line. If everything looks good, go ahead and turn on the gas valve.

It’s time to light the fireplace. Start by igniting the pilot light. Once it’s lit, you can go ahead and turn on the switch to activate the main burners.

If you’ve done all of this the season before, you may be familiar with the process. But what do you do if your gas fireplace keeps turning off? This is something not everyone runs into each season, and it could be cause for concern.

If your gas fireplace keeps shutting off, the first thing you should do is check the batteries in your remote control. If they’re dead, that could be the problem. Once you’ve replaced the batteries, try turning on the fireplace again. If it still doesn’t work, there could be an issue with the gas line or pilot light.

If you don’t have a remote for your fireplace, or you’ve replaced the batteries and the gas fireplace keeps turning off, these are some of the more common problems. 

5 things to check if your gas fireplace keeps turning off.

  1. Check for drafts : One of the most common reasons gas fireplaces turn off is because of a draft. If there is a cold breeze coming into the room, it can cause the fireplace to turn off. To fix this, you can try adjusting the damper or installing weatherstripping around the door or window.
  2. Check the Gas Line : Another common reason gas fireplaces turn off is because of a problem with the gas line. If there is a leak in the gas line, it can cause the fireplace to turn off. If you smell rotten eggs or suspect a gas leak call an HVAC specialist right away.
  3. Check the Thermostat : The thermostat may be set too low, which can cause the fireplace to turn off. To fix this, you can try adjusting the thermostat to a higher temperature.
  4. Clean the Pilot Light : If the pilot light is dirty, it can cause the gas fireplace to turn off. To clean the pilot light, you can use a small brush to clean it.
  5. Check for Obstructions : If there is an obstruction in the gas fireplace, it can cause the fireplace to turn off. To check for obstructions, you can remove the gas logs and look inside the fireplace. If you see an obstruction, you can try to remove it yourself or call a gas fireplace specialist.

If you have tried all of these things and your gas fireplace still keeps turning off, it may be time to call an HVAC specialist. They can help you diagnose the problem and get your gas fireplace up and running again.

I think we can all agree, staying warm is critical when you live in Canada. Please check out our article on 10 DIY tips to help insulate your home.


Co-Founder Total Aire Care

James Chandler

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