How To A Pilot Light On A Gas Fireplace?

Gas fireplaces are an excellent way to stay warm and add beauty to your home. But they can also be a bit intimidating if you don’t know how to use them. Luckily, there’s one important piece of your gas fireplace that you should always understand — and that piece is the pilot light! 

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How to Light a Pilot on Your Gas Fireplace?

The first thing you need to do is turn your gas valve on. You can do this with a switch on the wall or with a remote control. 

Next, turn the pilot knob on your gas fireplace to the “Pilot” position, using either a long match or lighter. This is the most basic method for lighting your pilot, but it does require you to hold down the knob for a few seconds so the thermocouple has time to heat up. 

Once the pilot has been lit, you can turn the control knob to the “On” position. This is when the burner will start to light. 

Some gas fireplaces are equipped with a flame adjustment valve, which is an important safety feature. The valve adjusts the size of the flame to be sure it’s large enough to ignite and burn properly. It’s also an effective way to keep the flame from causing damage to your masonry and trim work. 

You can also use the flame adjustment valve to help adjust your fireplace’s temperature. This is helpful if you want to adjust the temperature of your fireplace for different times of the day or if you’re trying to heat your room more quickly or more evenly. 

If you’re not comfortable adjusting your fireplace’s settings or aren’t sure how to do this, you can always call a technician for assistance. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have and can make recommendations on the best way to keep your fireplace running safely. 

Relighting a Pilot on Your Gas Fireplace

After you’ve had your fireplace for a while, it’s likely that you’ll need to relight the pilot. This is an easy and safe process that won’t require you to hire a contractor, but it can be confusing at first. The team at Cressy Door and Fireplace has put together this step-by-step guide to relighting your gas fireplace’s pilot. 

How to Relight a Pilot on Your Gas Fireplace?

When you’re ready to relight your pilot, you’ll need to wait about five seconds before pushing the ignitor button. This is to allow the thermocouple time to heat up and catch the pilot flame. If you haven’t used your fireplace for a while, it may take several attempts to get the pilot to catch and start burning again. 

Once your fireplace’s pilot is on, it’s important to keep the flame steady and consistent. This will help you stay warm and also prevent unwanted gas leaks from happening in your home. 

The good news is that most gas fireplaces will be able to operate for an extended period of time without electricity or fuel if you don’t have power. However, you should still have your fireplace serviced each year to ensure that it’s in working order.