Gas fireplace smells like gas. You should never smell gas coming from your fireplace. While it is rare for your natural gas fireplace to leak gas there are many other reasons why your fireplace could smell funnymany of these reasons are harmless. Identify the causes and discover the solution to unusual odors emanating from your gas fireplace.
Like most household appliances gas fireplaces can run into their share of problems over the years. This is my second winter with the gas fireplace in my new house. But it should never smell like gas which would indicate some sort of gas leak.
Here are answers to questions about fireplace gas odors. When natural gas does not burn off completely a fireplace will emit kerosene odors as a byproduct. The byproduct of burning mercaptan is sulfur dioxide which smells more like burnt matches mixed with rotten eggs.
Include other odors produced by impurities in the gas supply and you have the distinct smell ventless logs produce. Question from anthoney lowry. Everytime i turn it on theres some smell of it plus when im walking upstairs i can smell more near the ceiling of the first floor.
Can smell like burnt sulfur or plastic burning electric insulation like a car or garbage fire or like a very thick smoky wood fireplace or brushfire smoke generally more a pollution or overheating type smell than a burning smell. If your natural gas fireplace smells like rotten eggs leave your home immediately and contact your local utility service. Watch the video to learn about what causes these odors and effective tips for getting rid of them.