GAS FIREPLACE SERVICE, REPAIRS AND CLEANINGS
About CT Gas Fireplace, LLC
Welcome to CT Gas Fireplace, helping the people of Connecticut get their gas fireplace serviced, cleaned, and repaired in a neat and timely manner, no matter the make or model of the gas fireplace. I am (NFI) National Fireplace Institute certified in gas. I also have a Connecticut State License (HPG1) and have been factory trained by several manufacturers. I am fully insured and more than qualified to handle all of your gas fireplace service and cleaning needs. Thank you for visiting my Website.
CT GAS FIREPLACE, LLC
NFI # 154356
CT. # HTG.0400280-HPG1
New! Group rates apply all year!
Save $10 off the current price if you get 2 or more homes/neighbors together on the same day & time.
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Residential Tier Pricing
Monday though Friday
Off Season Discount...............June 1st through August 31................$159
Transitional Discount Month......................September.......................$200
Regular Season Pricing...........October 1st through April 30th......... $225
Transitional Discount Month.......................May..................................$200
$100 for each additional gas fireplace you may have in the same home.
Extra $1 for every mile past 40 mile drive from home location, one way.
Home location: Plantsville, CT 06479
Parts and tax not included
Now doing select Saturday mornings 8am-12 noon. Price is $250 on Saturdays.
Payment is due at time of service.
Cash, Check, or Card.
Card Swipe is 3 percent more of total bill.
Card manual input is 4 percent more of total bill.
Commonly asked questions
1. Do I really need to service my gas fireplace?
Yes, you do need to service your gas fireplace. Most gas fireplace manufacturers recommend an annual service/cleaning. In the real world that rarely happens. Have it serviced as often as you can, once every year is recommended.
2. What is done when you service a gas fireplace?
I go through the gas fireplace and do a 24 point inspection and cleaning.
Check and clean pilot assembly
Check and clean main burner
Test millivolt / electric system
Blower cleaning if accessible
Check for proper on-off switch/thermostat operation
Check for gas leaks
Check for carbon monoxide
Ensure proper safety shut down
Check for flue spillage when applicable
Replace glowing embers
Vacuum accessible areas
Paint inside fire box with flat black only if needed
Battery back up
3. How often should I clean the glass?
The glass should be cleaned at least once a season. If the glass is not cleaned often enough, the white film will bake into the pores of the glass and will be permanently stained.
4. What is the white stuff on the glass?
The white film on the glass is from combustion gases. In older gas fireplaces silicone was used when the fireplace was built, and the silicone may be giving off gases. Sometimes the top and sides of the fire box develop a white powder, you could call it white soot. This white soot can be vacuumed out during a routine service.
5. Why is the pilot light so large?
In gas fireplaces built in resent years, pilot light is large by design. The pilot light burns in two or three directions. It burns on a thermocouple, a thermopile, or a electronic sensing rod, the third arm onto the burner. On all pilot lights, the pilot should burn blue. When the pilot light gets dirty it gets larger and burns yellow. When you have a large yellow pilot you need the unit serviced.
6. What is the fuzzy stuff on the burner?
This material is called glowing embers or rock wool. When installed correctly it can add a dramatic appearance to the burner. It can give the appearance of a ember bed.
7. How long do the glowing embers last?
I have found that the embers last many years but they gradually lose there effect. I always replace the glowing embers when I service a gas fireplace.
8. The inside of the fireplace does not look very nice anymore, is there anything you can do about it?
Yes, what I like to do is repaint the inside of the fireplace. Over the years some gas fireplaces can even bake off the paint. On some fireplaces the white film develops on the inside walls. In both cases, repainting the fire box with high temperature paint makes your fireplace look much nicer. I paint only with flat black.
9. Can I install a blower in my gas fireplace?
Yes, in most cases. In most gas fireplaces blowers are an option that can be installed.
10. Sometimes the fireplace goes out, what is going on?
Usually this is an electrical problem. It could be from electrical connections that have built up resistance in them. Or it also could be from a dirty pilot light. A qualified technician can pinpoint the problem and correct it.
11. Can I install a thermostat on my gas fireplace?
Yes, if you have a fireplace approved for the use of a wired thermostat.
12. Can I install a remote control on my gas fireplace?
In most cases yes. It depends on the type of control valve your gas fireplace was built with. Usually if you have some kind of a on-off switch you can have one installed.