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Electrical Fire Place Maintenance Guide

In the summer, fireplaces brighten up your house, and they keep you warm in the winter. Maintaining it all year long is crucial for the longevity of your fireplace as well as the safe operation of your fireplace. Every homeowner should do routine fireplace maintenance at least twice a year. Always abide by these fundamental recommendations when caring for your fireplace and the manufacturer's recommended maintenance procedures. In this post, we will discuss in detail whether cleaning an electric fireplace is necessary and provide step-by-step instructions on how to clean an electric fireplace both inside and out.

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Is it Essential to Clean the Fire Place?

Since there is no actual fire within an electric fireplace, there are no real flames. As a result, an electric fireplace doesn't produce any waste products and doesn't require venting. Flames and heat are both artificially created.

 Cleaning requirements for an electric fireplace can often be much less demanding than those for a fireplace that burns wood for fuel. In comparison to other popular forms of the fireplace, electric fireplaces are, therefore, far more user-friendly and require significantly less effort for cleaning and upkeep.

How can I Clean my Fire Place?

Although frequent and continuous cleaning is not usually necessary for electric fireplaces, it can help maintain the fireplace looking great and ensure that the heater operates as effectively as possible.

Step 1:

Switch Off You should always be sure to turn off your electric fireplace at the electrical outlet and remove the plug before cleaning or maintenance. You should cut off the electrical supply to your electric fireplace at your house's fuse box if it is wired into your electric place in the home. If your electric fireplace has been used, you should wait until it has completely cooled before cleaning it after disconnecting it from any electrical sources.

Step 2:

 Clean Exterior Avoid using too much water or liquid cleaning supplies when cleaning the outside of the unit because electric fireplaces are electrical appliances. The accumulation of dust is one of the main reasons you might need to clean your electric fireplace. When it comes to the fireplace's visual performance and realism, cleaning the glass display can significantly improve it. A real fire does not contain any streaks. You merely need a wet cloth or towel and warm, soapy water to maintain your display. Please refrain from wiping your collection with any form of glass cleaner or other abrasive cleansers because they contain combustible chemicals and may even shorten the lifespan of your unit. Simply dampen your cloth and begin by softly buffing the outside as you would any other surface. After wiping your display, ensure the glass is completely dry to avoid water stains. You can get rid of dust and other particles by simply dusting with a dry cloth.

Step 3:

Clean the Interior Due to the numerous electrical components inside an electric fireplace, it is not advised to open it up. However, the heater blower or the flame effect components may have accumulated dust and need to be cleaned to function correctly. Make sure to unplug an electric fireplace from the outlet or, if it is hard-wired, completely isolate the electrical supply before cleaning the interior.

Step 4:

Clean the Glass internally and externally The front glass panel is your next point of attack. The method for removing it may change depending on the fireplace model. Once the glass panel has been removed, use a soft piece of cotton fabric to wipe down the glass insert on both sides. Avoid using harsh cleaners or abrasive wipers; take precautions to keep the glass as free of scratches as possible. To remove the filth, use a soft duster that is somewhat damp. If there are any water stains, be very cautious about removing them altogether. If not, the insert's beautiful shine will suffer significantly.


Step 5:

Replace the Electric Bulbs Allow your fireplace to cool off if you've just used it before changing the light bulbs. Once the fireplace has been unplugged, wait 15 to 20 minutes. Consult the owner's manual to locate the light bulbs and learn what replacement bulbs to use. The fireplace model number can be used to quickly find the manual online if you don't already have a copy. The lights are accessible from the back panel and close to the fireplace's back. Before removing the board, you might need to remove any screws using a screwdriver. It is suggested to wear gloves or cover your hands with a cloth before handling the old light bulbs. These will also prevent the new light bulbs from being covered by the oils on your hands. Turn the old bulbs counterclockwise to remove them. Once the new bulbs are positioned, secure them by rotating them clockwise.

Step 6:

Clean the Fan The fan on your electric fireplace is last but not least. The fan is the most crucial component when adding more heat to your room with an electric fireplace. Fortunately, most electric fireplace motors and fans—if not all—come pre-lubricated and don't need any extra care. The best way to determine whether your fan needs to be cleaned is to look at how it rotates. A properly working fan should spin continuously and be free of lint or dust. You may need a vacuum with an attachable wand nozzle, a small brush, and a vacuum to maintain the fan on your appliance. Remove the grille first, then softly wipe it with the brush while ensuring that each blade is debris-free. Afterwards, use your vacuum to collect any possible fallen debris. Your fan will function at its best and last longer if you clean it frequently.

How can I Clean my Fire Place?

Electric fireplaces typically don't need a continuous, routine cleaning, but any dust accumulation from use over time may need to be removed to enhance the fireplace's appearance or function. Clean the exterior of an electric fireplace, including the front screen, with a moist cloth. An electric fireplace's interior should be cleaned with a dry microfiber cloth. A damp cloth should not be used. An electric fireplace shouldn't be cleaned with any kind of cleaning supplies, and the only thing that should be used to remove any more severe stains or marks is soapy water.

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Conclusion

Electric fireplaces typically don't need a continuous, routine cleaning, but any dust accumulation from use over time may need to be removed to enhance the fireplace's appearance or function. Clean the exterior of an electric fireplace, including the front screen, with a moist cloth. An electric fireplace's interior should be cleaned with a dry microfiber cloth. A damp cloth should not be used. An electric fireplace shouldn't be cleaned with any kind of cleaning supplies, and the only thing that should be used to remove any more severe stains or marks is soapy water.

FAQS

How can I reset my Electric Fire Place?

A built-in circuit breaker is present in every electric fireplace. If the circuit breaker trips, the fireplace receives too much electricity and needs to be adjusted.
⦁ Any home appliances with the same circuit as your fireplace should be plugged in.
⦁ Shut off the electricity to all other home outlets.
⦁ For the circuit to be reset, turn on a device. Turn off all of your other appliances once you hear them turn on.
⦁ Turn on lights nearby and ensure no sparks or fires near anything flammable.
⦁ Ten seconds should pass before the circuit resets. A chime should ring, but there shouldn't be any clicking. 
⦁ Change the circuit breaker for your fireplace, then turn on any lights or appliances you have previously turned off. How can I examine the Efficiency of my Fireplace Damper Seal? Ensuring all of the fireplace's components operate as intended is crucial to performing proper maintenance. The damper seal is a critical component that should be regularly inspected. Hold a tissue to check any drafts that may be blowing to examine the seal on the damper is functioning correctly or not. In case of not work properly, you need to call for service.

How can I examine the Efficiency of my Fireplace Damper Seal?

Ensuring all of the fireplace's components operate as intended is crucial to performing proper maintenance. The damper seal is a critical component that should be regularly inspected. Hold a tissue to check any drafts that may be blowing to examine the seal on the damper is functioning correctly or not. In case of not work properly, you need to call for service.