Gas Fireplace Lifespan Factors: Blower, Pilot, Maintenance

gas fireplace lifespan factors

In part one of this two-part series, we went over some of the initial variables that typically help determine the expected lifespan of a gas fireplace. Clients installing any kind of fireplace will naturally want to know how long they can expect it to perform optimally, and there are elements here both within and outside of your control as a fireplace owner.

At Comfort Solutions Fireplace, we offer a wide range of modern gas fireplaces, including linear fireplaces, frameless fireplaces and many other options. We’re happy to go over important concepts like expected lifespan with clients ahead of their purchase, including some of the key factors that will dictate it. Today’s part two of our series will look into a few other key variables here, including a couple you have direct control over as a fireplace owner.

Blower and Remote Qualities

Two other important factors that play into expected lifespan for a gas fireplace are the quality of the blower and remote being used. Blowers, for example, can be high-powered or low-powered depending on your model and how much airflow you desire. High-quality blowers here tend to last longer than their lower-powered counterparts, so it’s worth investing in one that will last as long as possible.

Similarly, the remote used to control your gas fireplace can also have an effect on its expected lifespan. A quality remote with a reliable connection and well-built parts may be able to hold up better over time than one with cheaper materials or weak connections, so it’s important to look into what kind of remote your fireplace model has.

Pilot and Igniter Assembly

Another factor to consider here is the pilot and igniter assembly. The pilot light (or lack thereof) will typically determine how much gas flows into your fireplace, as well as just how hot it gets overall. A pilot light with low output or an out-dated igniter can lead to a lower expected lifespan for your fireplace, so it’s important to have it looked at and maintained by a professional technician if necessary.

It’s also worth noting that some newer gas fireplaces are designed with electronic igniters, which will not require a pilot light at all. These can be beneficial in terms of expected lifespan since they don’t rely on as many mechanical parts like traditional models do.

Maintenance and Care

Finally, the expected lifespan of a gas fireplace can also be affected by the amount of maintenance and care you provide it. Regular cleaning and inspection will help ensure that all parts are in good shape, making it less likely that any issues will arise down the line. This is especially true for items like fans, blowers and other moving parts which need to remain in good condition in order to keep your fireplace running smoothly.

By investing the time and effort into properly maintaining your gas fireplace, you can rest assured knowing that it will last as long as possible. Taking care of any issues right away and keeping an eye out for signs of wear or damage can go a long way in getting the most out of your fireplace.

At Comfort Solutions Fireplace, we understand the importance of having a reliable and long-lasting gas fireplace in your home. We hope this two-part series has been helpful in showing the various factors that can affect expected lifespan, as well as some important tips to keep it running optimally for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the most out of your fireplace.

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