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Gas Fireplace Service & Repair

For Westchester, NYC, CT & Rockland

This is what should be inspected and maintained every year to keep your gas fireplace running and looking like new.

  • Check pilot or electronic ignition
  • Check glass gasket (Direct Vent) 
  • Check venting
  • Clean glass
  • Test thermopile / thermocouple
  • Test for gas leaks
  • Check pressure
  • Replenish ember material 
  • Vacuum controle aera and burner assemble 
  • Check for spider webs  (they can block the flow of gas) 
Residential or Commercial .........Any size or shape!
We are professional full service gas fireplace technicians. We can service and repair any gas fireplace, ignition, fan, or control system.
Pilot Hood

Note: many pilot assemblies look different but all function in the same way. 

This is where the flame comes out, which will usually shoot out in 2 or 3 directions (notice in this example the pilot hood is bent so that the flame shoots out 3 directions).  Once lit, one part of the flame will engulf the thermocouple sensor:

When heated, this sensor automatically creates a small amount of voltage (20-30 milivolts which is 1/500 of  a volt).  This small amount of electricity is sent to the main control valve (the same control valve that you use to light your pilot) and is just enough power to signal the valve to keep releasing gas to the pilot.  This is why you keep the pilot knob held in when you first light the pilot but after 30 seconds or so, the pilot stays lit on its own.

Your pilot assembly may or may not have this.  One way to tell this is that If your fireplace normally turns on from a wall switch or remote control, you will have a thermopile sensor.  If you turn your fireplace on by reaching into the fireplace and turning a knob, you may not.

Basically, the thermopile sensor is the same as the thermocouple sensor, except its larger.  And because it is larger, it creates a larger amount of electricity ( about 300-500 milivolts or 1/2 of a volt).  Most of the time, this sensor only controls the main burner flame.  But if you do not have a thermocouple, this will control the pilot flame as well.