Congratulations! Your new gas fireplace installation is complete. Time to invite the family over and dazzle them with this beautiful addition to your home, right? Not quite. Much like your outdoor grill and kitchen oven, your fireplace is made with various paints and oils that need to bake off or cure before you use it. Overlooking this important step means your fireplace will give off a foul odor that will fill your home when you try to burn. The Pittsburgh fireplace installation experts at Ed’s Woodshed are sharing an “At-A-Glance” user’s guide for running through one of the most important cycles for your new fireplace.
Before we begin, we’d like to note curing a fireplace takes at least 9-11
hours. So, plan your day accordingly and be sure an adult is always in the home overseeing the curing process.
Creating cross-ventilation in the house is the first step to take before curing your fireplace. If you have overhead fans and other types of ventilation, utilize those as well. Curing a fireplace can produce a strong odor in your home, so do your best to prepare for removing it.
Turn your gas fireplace or insert on the highest setting. Once the burn-off begins, you’re likely to see a bit of white smoke accompanied by a strong odor. This is NOT a leak or exhaust issue, rather the beginning signs of curing.
Let the curing cycle run for three hours and turn the unit off, allowing it to cool completely.
After the cooling is complete, turn it back to high and burn for another 6-8 hours.
After what seemed like twelve long hours, you’re now ready for years of enjoyment around your new gas fireplace or insert! So, flip the switch or tap the remote, and cozy up for a lifetime of memories!
Ed’s Woodshed is the leading gas, wood and electric fireplace retailer and installer in Pittsburgh. Located in Bridgeville, PA we have over 30 years’ experience bringing warmth and safety into homes just like yours. We work with only the best fireplaces manufactures, including brands like Vermont Castings and Regency.
Call us 412-257-0492 and speak to an expert about your fireplace installation today!