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Have you noticed that your gas fireplace flame has changed colour? Or are you unhappy with its colour and you’d like to change it? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Only a handful of flame colours are okay, and a roaring blue flame is best. Other colours may indicate that there is a problem with your fireplace, perhaps one that could even impact your health. Here’s what you need to know about your gas fireplace’s colour.

Proper Flame Colour

A gas fireplace should burn flames that are blue, perhaps with very small tips in yellow or orange. The flames should be steady and consistent no matter what. Although, there is a small exception. When you first turn on your fireplace, it’s okay if the flames start out a little unusual, as they may have a little less oxygen, fuel and air as they start up.

Other flame colours, including a consistent red on the edges of the flame, are not right and may even be dangerous or a sign that your fireplace needs maintenance and even repair.

What to Do About Improper Colour

Red, yellow, and orange flames are signs that the gas you’re using isn’t being burned off completely. This is a problem because you don’t want a buildup of gases in your home. Red, in particular, may indicate that your fireplace is producing carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. If you have an improperly coloured flame, you should reach out to your HVAC professional right away.

Sometimes improper colours are just the result of a poorly maintained fireplace that has soot and other build-up, or a clog in the exhaust, preventing proper airflow in the fireplace. However, there may be more serious problems like improper gas flow, dangers such as creation, and more. That’s why you need a professional’s help and don’t want to tackle this issue alone.

To learn more about gas fireplaces and how to adjust a gas fireplace flame colour, contact our experts today.

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How to Change Your Fireplace Colour

What if you don’t like the colour that your fireplace burns? You have a few options. One of the best is to change out the gas logs in your fireplace. It won’t change the colour of the flame, but it may look better against a different background.

If you strongly dislike the look of a gas fireplace’s flame, you could consider swapping out the gas for a wood-burning fireplace instead. They have a lovely ambiance, create crackling noises, and have rich red flames that look natural.

Whether you’re interested in changing the look of your fireplace, or you’re worried about the flame colour, reach out to the professionals at your Dunn Heating ClimateCare. We can help you address safety concerns and get a fireplace that you’ll be happy with.



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