Can a gas fireplace cause headaches?

Today's gas fireplaces operate with a sealed combustion system. This means the venting system provides combustion air from the outside, not your room. This venting system may go through a side wall or up through the roof, or, in the case of a gas insert, it is installed in the existing fireplace's chimney. Smoke and other by-products from combustion are also sealed within the venting system and are effectively moved outside.

Of course, a blower fan will provide warm air to your room but is never in contact with combustion gases. It's unlikely that a gas fireplace is going to be the cause of headaches. However, you may experience unpleasant odors if pet hair and/or dust accumulates beneath the fireplace. These odors might cause a headache, as the fan can move those warmed-up smells into the living room. The answer to those unpleasant odors is to keep the compartment beneath the fireplace clean.

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017

Warrenton, VA

Costello's Warrenton Fireplace & Hot Tub
251 West Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA 20186

For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

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