There are a few different ways to light a gas fireplace. The method you use will depend on the type of fireplace and access that you have to the pilot light/burner area. Here we will present how to light a gas fireplace.
A gas fireplace is a device for providing heat and ambiance to a room. How you light your gas fireplace depends on the design of your unit, but there are some general steps:
1) Make sure you have enough propane in your tank. A full 20 lb. tank may provide enough fuel for up to 12 hours of continuous operation. Keep reading: How to fix deep scratches in wood table
2) Turn on your gas supply to the unit. There should be a gas control valve that allows you to turn it on and off easily. If you have trouble locating the switch, consult your owner’s manual for assistance or contact an authorized technician.
3) Open the air intake of the fireplace by turning either the fan switch (most common) or the gas supply knob to “On.” You should hear a distinct hissing noise.
4) Turn on the pilot light/ignition switch, which is usually located on the side of the fireplace. Some models may have electronic ignition. The switch should be clearly marked with words such as “Pilot” and “Ignition.”
5) Look into the gas fireplace. You should see a small blue flame on some type of burner or pilot light. If you don’t, then there is no pilot light on your unit. A new model may not be broken in yet and will start up with this step.
6) Turn off the gas supply to your fireplace. Turn off the pilot light switch.
7) Turn on your gas supply and open your air intake fully. This will clear any gas that may have accumulated in the fireplace.
8) Finally turn on your pilot light/ignition switch again, then turn it back off. The fireplace should now be lit and operational. You may like also: Outdoor outlet not working
Before turning the gas supply on, you should open a window or door to ventilate the room. This will help prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide. With the unit operating, keep curtains and furniture away from burners to avoid the risk of fire. Be sure children and pets are also kept away from your fireplace. To obtain maximum heat and the most efficient operation, do not allow ashes to build up in your fireplace. If you have a quality unit it should have an ash removal system that takes all of the ash into a container located at the bottom of the unit.
If you follow these simple steps, lighting a gas fireplace will be easy!