Asked by: Herminia Siebelhome and garden home appliances
Are gas fireplaces supposed to smell?
Last Updated: 24th January, 2020
Click to see full answer.
Also question is, do gas fireplaces smell?
In fact, a faint gas smell is an unavoidable consequence of using gas fireplace logs. In a gas ventless fireplace, oxygen is provided by the air in your home. If that air contains impurities, those impurities are drawn in with the oxygen and can produce odors which are amplified by the flame.
what should a gas fireplace smell like? Natural Gas Impurities In its purest form, natural gas has no odor as a gas or when burned. When burned, methyl mercaptan has an odor similar to burnt matches and rotten eggs. When vent-less logs burn in a fireplace, natural gas additives burn along with the gas.
Correspondingly, are fumes from gas fireplace harmful?
Gas fireplaces are generally considered cleaner than traditional wood-burning fireplaces, but they can also pollute indoor air quality if not properly vented. Toxic gasses emitted include deadly carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide -- a gas particularly harmful to those with asthma.
Can I get carbon monoxide poisoning from my gas fireplace?
YES, GAS FIREPLACES ARE ONE POTENTIAL CAUSE OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. An improperly maintained or ventilated gas fireplace, however, can result in incomplete combustion, creating carbon monoxide, and causing this toxic gas to linger, putting those inside at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.