Gas Fireplace Remote Control

Adding a gas fireplace remote control is one of the most requested upgrades our clients in the Phoenix area call about. If your hearth didn’t come with a fireplace remote, one can be added in most cases. Some fireplaces are ‘remote ready,’ while others may require a bit more work to accommodate the upgrade. However, […]

The Fire Place Not the Fireplace

Coming from New York, the fireplace was just another heating appliance I’d receive service calls for as an HVAC technician. It wasn’t unusual to work on a few fireplaces, stoves, and similar appliances a few times a week. So, when I moved to Phoenix, I was surprised to learn very few local heating companies serviced […]

Fireplace Switch How To

In this fireplace switch how to article, we’re going to cover multiple “how to” questions we often get. Installing a switch to turn on/off a natural gas fireplace or propane gas fireplace adds both safety and convenience. Once installed, turning your gas fireplace or fire pit on is as easy as turning on a light […]

How Do I Light My Fireplace Pilot Light?

How do I light my fireplace pilot light? Lighting a pilot light is something most people can do themselves. Follow the instructions below and your fireplace will be working after just a few easy steps. Follow the steps below for other gas appliances like water heaters, furnaces and stoves.   What You’ll Need to Light […]

Gas Fireplace Not Turning On

Recently I published the article “Gas Fireplace Won’t Stay Lit”. In that article I addressed a common issue found in gas fireplace ignition systems and how to fix it yourself. However, a gas fireplace not turning on isn’t always because of an ignition system issue. In this article I’ll cover some other reasons your gas […]

Vent Free Fireplaces in Arizona

This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions we get about using vent free fireplaces in Arizona. Are vent free fireplaces allowed in Arizona? Are ventless fireplaces safe? How does a vent free fireplace work? I answer these questions and more as well as some considerations most people don’t know to ask about […]

Fireplace Vent Types Explained

While writing a post explaining how vent-free fireplaces work, I realized I needed to reference other fireplace vent types several times. It dawned on me I’ve never posted an article that explained all the fireplace vent types in one place. So, I saved my work and decided to write this one first.   4 Fireplace […]

Do Fireplaces Need Electricity?

In less than a month our schedule will flip from being mostly HVAC related calls to mostly fireplace related calls. Many of those calls will be from people planning to remodel, replace, or install a new fireplace or fire pit. Customers are often surprised when we talk about how we will get electricity to a […]

Gas Fireplace Remote Control Is Not Working

If you’re reading this article, it’s probably safe to assume your gas fireplace remote control is not working. For the past 25-years, Magic Touch Mechanical has been installing, servicing & repairing gas fireplaces and fire pits. I thought I’d share a few things you can check and fix yourself before calling a fireplace repair service. […]