The fireplace is going downhill

I would rather have this than the reverse

After about 10 years, a gas fireplace is just about done for. As distraught as this is, in the first 2-3 years of its life, a significant decrease in efficiency happens, then if you are not on it with cleaning plus maintaining your gas fireplace, it will not live that long, but getting a Heating, Ventilation & A/C contractor to our apartment has proven to be just about impossible. I wanted to be fine plus do usual heating tune ups every fall season. Any local Heating, Ventilation & A/C business I called either put myself and others on a waiting list, did not call myself and others back or refused to make the drive to our home, my gas fireplace just went years with no professional help. My wife plus I did everything the two of us could. I wiped the outside plus vacuumed up the inside once a year. My wife frequently would mess with the electric start… That has been the furnace repair that won’t go away. The fireplace is a little weird about turning on plus off. The wireless remote no longer will operate our gas furnace. You have to manually turn it on plus off, and occasionally the fireplace just won’t turn on. My wife plus I keep messing plus messing with it then. After the furnace comes on, occasionally it won’t turn off. There are mornings that the apartment is around 80 degrees plus the furnace won’t turn off. I would rather have this than the reverse. I suppose I need a current gas furnace, but I just can’t make myself put in the time, effort plus work.

 

The fireplace is going downhill