Some homeowners experience a gas fireplace odor that gives them a headache. The first place to check is the vent free gas logs installed. [Disclaimer: we are not medical professionals and this is for information only. Please check with your doctor for symptoms related to gas fireplace odor & headache.] Let’s talk about the ways that the gas can cause issues.
Most of the time, it is related to unburned natural gas or propane escaping from the firebox or burner. The connections to the supply are not tight is the first cause. Use a bubble mixture and spray on the connections to see if any gas is escaping. Bubbles show up here for a leak.
Secondly, incomplete combustion from a gas log set can cause this smell. Check the orifices on the burner system for clogs and obstructions. The openings get stopped up and not enough gas comes out to burn but does escape into the air.
When searching for gas fireplace installation near me, ask about the complete combustion test. The orifices are checked for clogs, the logs are properly set and the connections are check for leaks. Therefore, a gas fireplace odor giving a headache is not something to avoid. Our body tells us when it is not happy. This is the way we are created.
Finally, it is a good idea to install a carbon monoxide detector when using a fireplace of any type. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas. It is also heavier than air and will settle low to the ground. Therefore, install the sensor about 2 to 3 feet up from the floor.