Need A Log Lighter Replacement? Old Hat Chimney Service Has You Covered!
There are a variety of different ways to make heating appliance use more convenient, and log lighters have been a great advance. Installed in a wood-burning fireplace, they make starting a nice crackling fire a snap, eliminating the need to fumble with newspapers and kindling.
Gas log lighter installation doesn’t entail making major changes to a firebox, either — these basically consist of a metal burner tube with small holes running down its length, which gets installed in the firebox, usually beneath the wood grate. Fuel flows through the burner tube, and its holes produce small flames that run from one side to the other, allowing for an efficient start to your fire.
Given log lighters’ placement right there in the firebox, they are subjected to high heat every time you use your appliance. Thus, even with their durable construction and materials, lighters can warp, crack, and even begin to melt. Gas log lighters are designed to allow a certain amount of gas to burn, without creating excessive heat or allowing excessively high levels of the byproducts of combustion to get into a living area. However, damaged log lighters can let excess amounts of gas get through the burner tube, resulting in fires that can burn too hot, too quickly, damaging your fireplace. Damaged log lighters can also allow excess amounts of toxic carbon monoxide into your living space.
Old Hat Chimney Service Replaces And Installs Log Lighters
If your gas log lighter is showing signs of damage, we can inspect it to assess the issue, and if needed, replace the lighter with a new one that will hold up to repeated use. We highly recommend cast iron gas log lighters, which, long-term, have been shown to withstand their placement in the firebox exceptionally well.
If you’re interested in having a gas log lighter installed for the first time, we can help there, too — just give us a call and let us know what you need!
Call Old Hat Chimney Service For All Your Gas Fireplace & Gas Log Needs!
Old Hat Chimney Service’s technicians can replace and install gas log lighters in a breeze– give us a call at 770-529-2654 or click here to make your appointment!