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Gas fireplace service

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I am looking for someone to service an older gas fireplace that has never been done before.

It works but I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to get it looked at.

A friend recommended a company but the online reviews are really bad for them so wanted a few other suggestions.

I m not looking to replace it and just want it cleaned and checked.
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PSA. Sorta on topic. Make sure the outside vent is free and clear of snow and ice. It should be on the outside wall somewhere around the fireplace and looks kinda like a dryer vent.
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YzzzR1 wrote: Dec 20th, 2022, 10:44 am PSA. Sorta on topic. Make sure the outside vent is free and clear of snow and ice. It should be on the outside wall somewhere around the fireplace and looks kinda like a dryer vent.
This one is a roof vent and I'm not going up there! :biggrin:
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Bsuds wrote: Dec 20th, 2022, 10:48 am
This one is a roof vent and I'm not going up there! :biggrin:
There's probably time to text Rudolph, maybe while he's up there next Saturday night? :up:
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Just vacuum it out the best you can. I did that a couple of years ago and it has been working great since.
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I rebuke you in the name of Versace
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normaM wrote: Dec 20th, 2022, 11:26 am I used this place
https://www.okanaganheatingandairconditioning.com/
Were you happy with them and what was the approx cost for servicing?
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There really isn't much that can be done for "servicing".

If it works .....save you $$$$.
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Can't remember Alan... I then used them for a new hot water tank and was happy both times with the price and service
I did it when I bought the house - I'm fussy like that
Always get the locks re keyed too.. who knows how many spares prior tenants passed out
Then I had the gas turned off in the FP, never used it. To me poor placement
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normaM wrote: Dec 20th, 2022, 12:18 pm Can't remember Alan... I then used them for a new hot water tank and was happy both times with the price and service
I did it when I bought the house - I'm fussy like that
Always get the locks re keyed too.. who knows how many spares prior tenants passed out
Then I had the gas turned off in the FP, never used it. To me poor placement
I too, replaced both the hot water tank and furnace at the same time, the old ones were working fine but, I didn't want to have a breakdown when there was a high demand in the winter.
I have 2 gas fireplaces, one of them has been shut off for years now. (it costs about $1/mth to keep the pilot light lit.)
I also added to the attic insulation and brought it up to a R80. I can see the difference in times like this when my neighbours have bare spots in the snow on their roofs and I have none.
In comparison, I have a 2000 sq/ft house and my neighbour has 1600 sq/ft, yet they pay 30% more on their monthly heating costs.
Therefore, they have a 25% smaller home, but they pay 30% more to heat it. the cost of the insulation upgrade paid for itself in the 1st winter.
This comparison is not really fair because there is two of them and only one of me. I also, only heat 1/2 of my house. (I don't use the other 1/2.)

My kudos to you for your forethought and taking responsibility for your safety and personal security
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Bsuds wrote: Dec 20th, 2022, 10:48 am
YzzzR1 wrote: Dec 20th, 2022, 10:44 am PSA. Sorta on topic. Make sure the outside vent is free and clear of snow and ice. It should be on the outside wall somewhere around the fireplace and looks kinda like a dryer vent.
This one is a roof vent and I'm not going up there! :biggrin:
Yeah .. I wouldn't even go there now ..
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