Service the fireplace
Tasks and Notes
There is soot build-up above the exterior vent currently that is evidence that a service is needed. The soot is likely the result of an imbalanced fuel-to-oxygen ratio. The propane fireplace should be professionally serviced annually to maximize its lifespan and ensure it is running efficiently.
If Not Addressed
The furnace will continue to run inefficiently, wasting fuel and shortening the appliance lifespan.
A professional service will cost about $50-$150. These costs will fluctuate based on the actual conditions the technician encounters. Request quotes from at least 3 professionals.