How to Start Your Gas Fireplace With a Key?

Many people are new to gas fireplaces, which can make it difficult to figure out how to start them. The best thing to do is to check out your owner’s manual for instructions on how to light your particular model. 

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Some gas fireplaces require a key to turn on the flames and adjust the size of the flames. If this is the case, you’ll need to insert the key into a small, round slot near the fireplace. This slot could be on the floor in front of the fireplace, on a wall or anywhere else that’s close enough to the fireplace. 

The key controls the gas valve, which opens and shuts the spigot that sends gas to the burners. Then you can control the height of the flames by turning the key clockwise to increase the flames and counterclockwise to decrease them. 

How To Start Your Gas Fireplace With a Key?

Before you can use a key to start a gas fireplace, you must remove the outer cover of your fireplace. This cover typically is a glass panel that separates the fire chamber from the rest of your room. The glass panel might be hot to touch, so you should wait until you can handle it safely. Once you have the cover removed, you can then use a long lighter or match to ignite the pilot light and turn on the burner. 

You can also turn on the pilot light with a button. Some models have a red button that’s near the control knob or a switch labeled “ignitor.” While holding the control knob, press and hold the ignition button until the pilot light glows. 

Step 2: Set The Pilot Position To “Light” Or Center.

Depending on your fireplace, you may need to place a long lighter or lit match next to the pilot burner. Once you’ve ignited the pilot light, hold the control knob at the “light” setting for 30 seconds or longer until the flames are visible. This will ensure that the standing pilot light stays lit and that your burner doesn’t run out of fuel. 

When you’re done, rotate the control knob to the “on” position, then adjust the flame height as needed. Some models will have numbers that correlate with different flame heights, while others are more simple and have an “on” position with high or low options. 

Once your flames are lit, you can enjoy a warm and cozy evening around the fireplace. You can also adjust the flames with a remote or wall switch, if your gas fireplace has one of those. Always remember to read your owner’s manual thoroughly before starting your fireplace or adjusting it, because unintended mistakes can cause serious damage.