Question: Re: gas fireplace I just recently moved into new home that has a gas fireplace. After running the fireplace for a few minutes the fireplaced turned off on it's own. I was hoping you might be able to give me some suggestions on what the problem might be. This fireplace has an electronic igniter. How often do you recommend I have the unit serviced and what should I be looking for when servicing? Answer: Could be quite a few things. Fireplaces with electric ignitors have a control sequence that goes something like this: 1. turn gas on 2. Spark to light gas 3. Check for heat from gas 4. Turn off the ignitor 5. ongoing - check for heat at flue of fireplace - turn unit off if too little of too much heat. Based on that, it could be #3 or #5.... My guess is that it is a relatively simple repair (sensor or wire) IF you get the right service person. Once it is working well, it should go for years with little or no service.