Local Heating Maintenance and Installation Specialists
Jim's Air Conditioning is here to keep you warm with a touch of toasty luxury. We provide expert services for all gas fires, offering the right advice for installation and reliable ongoing maintenance.
Keep Warm With a Gas Log Fire
Transform your home in winter with the addition of a captivating and stylish gas log fireplace. It's a surefire way to rejuvenate a tired living space or bring an extra spark to the bedroom. Jim's Air Conditioning is here to help you achieve it.
Our licensed heating technicians bring warmth, experience and professionalism to every job. Whether it's the installation of a new gas log fire, or repairs to an existing unit, we can help.
It's important to always use a licensed gas fitter for your gas fireplace services. Otherwise you could put yourself at risk with any attempted DIY repairs. Forget about it. Let us handle the intricacies to ensure all warranties are maintained. We will deliver a smooth and safe service.
You only have to worry about which bottle of wine to open once the fireplace is roaring.
Our heating and cooling technicians are available 24/7 for additional support. If you're worried about gas leaks or other fireplace emergencies we can even be there within 1 hour* of your call.
Contact Jim's Air Conditioning today to book in your next job. We're here for existing fireplaces or new installs.
Types of Gas Log Fires
Gas log fires are a beautiful inclusion to any living room, bedroom or even an outdoor space. There is always a look to suit anyone with a variety of sleek designs and sizes. Whether your home is classic or modern, you'll find the right match.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
Gas log fireplace inserts are the perfect replacement for an existing wood fireplace. It removes the hassle of looking after a wood fire that requires a constant supply of fresh firewood as fuel. Instead, you can keep the ambience with a real flame but enjoy the benefits of low maintenance ceramic logs. They fit all standard fireplace sizes, so installation is a breeze.
Free Standing Gas Log Fireplaces
Free standing gas log fires are a great addition to rooms of all sizes. They can go in the corner, against a wall, or even in the middle of a large space. Free Standing options are great as outdoor fireplaces, too. Installation is less invasive as your walls remain intact. And as far as heaters go, there are many benefits with the same great impact as a traditional combustion heater.
Double Sided Fireplaces
Double sided gas log fireplaces deliver fantastic design flexibility. They provide warmth on both sides, meaning they can divide a space as part of a feature wall. Popular installation locations include between the kitchen and living room, or dining space. Double sided fireplaces can also be located centrally in a large living space so that the gas log fire become the feature of the space.
Unsure about what you want? Jim's Air Conditioning can send a local expert to assess your home's potential to determine what would work best.
How a Gas Log Heater Works
Gas log fires offer the wonders of a real log fire without having to chop wood! But how exactly does they work?
All gas fireplaces work in the same way, whether inbuilt or freestanding. Even if they look slightly different or have been installed in a unique way, the basics are the same.
Just like a real fire, there is a fuel source and a real flame. But unlike an open fire, the unit is enclosed and the burning logs are fake. The non combustible wood is traditionally ceramic, and the realistic design certainly attracts a second glance.
You'll also find pebbles or sand underneath the ceramic wood to help with insulation and heat retention. There is a burner located among the fake wood, hence the real flames and heat. There is no illusion, just far less mess.
Additionally, carbon monoxide and other chemicals created by the fuel burning process are removed via a flue. This means potentially harmful gases are efficiently taken out of the home.
Gas Fireplace Safety Services
Because gas fires do run off natural gas, it's important to pay attention to safety and maintenance. Any slip-ups and you could be at risk of serious side effects from a gas leak or carbon monoxide leak. There's even the added danger of household fire or explosion.
While the a housefire may be a worst case scenario, safety is critical nonetheless. You don't want to be caught unprepared. That's why routine maintenance is your best friend. And with some help from Jim's Air Conditioning, our local gas fitters will ensure your fireplace is safe and sound.
Whether it's installing a new fireplace or maintaining an existing one, we're here to look after it. We provide a range of services, including gas leak detection, flue repairs and general heater maintenance.
Our licensed gas fitters will keep an eye on fittings and fixtures both inside and outside the home. From the heater to the gas mains meter, we will assess everything to ensure it is sound. Other important safety services include gas vent inspection and pilot light burner maintenance.
All of our gas log fire services comply with Australian guidelines and regulations. You can trust that our work is safe, secure and certified. You will receive a certificate of compliance upon completion, outlining that your recent gas fitting job and gas appliance meets all regulations.
Interest Free Gas Log Heating
Jim's Air Conditioning is committed to providing Australians with luxurious home heating.
We can help transform an old forgotten fireplace into a modern marvel thanks to the exciting range of gas fireplaces available. Or we can service and maintain an existing fire. If you have other heating or cooling systems at home, our qualified technicians know them all!
Heating emergencies are no sweat, either. We will always be there when you need us and can provide the right long term solution for gas log fires. And the hottest part of that deal is the lack of additional after hours fees.
All of our work is also underpinned with flexible payments, including $0 deposit, interest free payment options.** No deposit is needed and you can have urgent heating repairs completed on the spot!
Customers can actually sign up to weekly or fortnightly repayment options so ongoing management remains comfortable. It's a perfect way to have your gas fireplace ready for winter with a flexible buy now pay later service.
Whether it's a new or existing gas log fire, Jim's will provide the best service. Call us now to book in a local heating technician!
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Gas Log Fires FAQs
Have a question about gas log fires? Jim's Air Conditioning has you covered.
Does a gas log fire need a flue?
No, not all gas fireplaces or gas log fires require a flue. Some heaters are ventless/unflued and the carbon monoxide produced is not directly vented out of the home. Other models have catalytic converters that convert the carbon monoxide into harmless carbon dioxide.
However, if your heater is unflued, carbon monoxide can remain in the room. An unflued gas heater should never be used in small rooms, or spaces with poor ventilation, due to the potential health risk. It is highly recommended you do purchase a flued gas fireplace.
Are gas log fireplaces expensive to run?
Gas heating produces roughly three times as much heat as an electric counterpart would. That means you could be saving about two-thirds on your yearly energy bills. When comparing gas units, such as a log fire to ducted heating, the costs balance out relatively well. The main difference is ducted systems can heat the whole home while gas log fireplaces are isolated to 1-2 rooms.
How long do gas log fires last?
Depending on use, you can expect the actual ceramic log to start showing wear and tear after 2-3 years. This certainly doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced yet, though. A well maintained gas log fireplace should protect the ceramic logs for 5+ plus years before you need to consider any major repairs. Many gas log fires can last for 10 years or longer.