How to Light a Gas Fireplace (A Step-by-Step Guide)

A gas fireplace can give you warmth in the winter and it can make your rooms and house warm without burning any firewood. As you are not using any wood so you won’t have to clean up ashes after the use of a gas fireplace.

Natural gas line or bottled propane gas create power to the gas fireplace from which warm heat spreads. But lighting a gas fireplace is quite a difficult job, if you are not well aware with the procedures.

In this article, we will guide you to all the process on how to light a gas fireplace.

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Importance of Going through the User Manual

To light a gas fireplace, the first thing you need to do is to go through the user manual. It will give you the accurate ideas about all the ins and outs of your gas fireplace.

You will be acknowledged about the whole system of your gas fireplace after finishing the manual. It would be easy to follow our guidelines once you finish reading the manual.

How to Light a Gas Fireplace?

There are two ways in which you can light a gas fireplace. Both of them are quite effective and can light a fireplace in no time. One method is using ignition and the other is using the control panel. We are going to discuss these two methods step-by-step as follows:

How to Turn On Gas Fireplace: Using Ignition

Lighting a gas fireplace using ignition is quite popular throughout the world. But you must need to follow certain steps to learn how to open gas fireplace using ignition.

1. Removing Outer Cover

This is the first step in this process. You have to remove the outer cover by which your gas fireplace is covered so that you can get started quickly. After removing the cover, try to recall the manual you read before and check all the ins and outs.

2. Finding Valve Knob

After finishing the first step, you need to start the second one which is to find the valve knob. As you have gone through the manual and checked all the ins and outs in your first step, then you should have already found the knob.

If you have found it, then put your fireplace key into the knob and turn on the fireplace so that we can go on to our next step.

3. Locating the Ignition Button

Third step is to locate the ignition button. After putting the key into the knob and turning on the fireplace successfully, now you have to locate the ignition button. If you have found that button also then turn it on and put a lighter to the burner.

Putting a lighter to the burner will ignite the gas fireplace and then you have to follow the next step.

4. Lighting the Pilot Light

After the ignition, your job is almost done. Now, you just have to light the pilot light soon after ignition so that the burner can keep burning the fire and provide warm heat to your living space.

If you are also done finishing it, then enjoy the warmth and relax in your room peacefully. 

How to Start a Gas Fireplace: Using Control Panel

Another method of lighting a gas fireplace is by using the Control Panel. This one is quite effective and all the new gas fireplace owners have to use this method.

1. Locating and Opening of Control Panel

Locating the control panel won’t be a tough job for you as you have followed the manual. If you have found the control panel, then try opening it soon.

After opening the control panel, your first step is completed and now you have to go on to the next.

2. Turning off the Control Knob

You will find a control knob in the control panel after opening it on the first step. Now, all you have to do is to turn that knob off. You will see the writing on and off on the knob. You have to turn it towards the off sign.

3. Moving the Control Knob

After successfully turning the control knob off, you need to move the control knob to the pilot position. But before doing that, you need to keep the control knob off for five minutes. After that you will have to move the knob.

When you will move the knob into pilot position, gas line will be paralleled and you will be ready to take the next step.

4. Hitting the Ignition Switch

Now, you will need to do is hitting the ignition switch so that the burner can be lighted by a lighter. When the gas line will be paralleled, you will be ready to hit the ignition switch and light the burner of your fireplace to start the fire.

5. Holding the Knob

After that, you have to hold the knob for five minutes so that the burner can keep burning. After five minutes, you can leave the knob and you will start enjoying the warmth of your fireplace quite peacefully.

But you must have to hold the knob for five minutes; otherwise the burner fire can be gone out. Then you will have to go through all these again.

6. Turning on the Control Knob

Lastly, you will need to turn on the control knob so that it can automatically keep burning and spread warmth to the living room to keep you warm. If you don’t follow this step, then you have to wake up again to turn the control knob so that the burner keeps burning.

These are all the steps you have to follow to learn how to start a gas fireplace using control panel.

Wrap Up

I hope you get a proper picture in your head how to light a gas fireplace. We tried to provide a step-by-step guide for the readers so that they can learn how to turn on gas fireplace easily. You can follow both the methods to light your gas fireplace.

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Jeremy Raglin

Jeremy Raglin is a homeowner. He has a beautiful home and he lives there with his small family comprises of 5 members. He spends most of his time to beautify the home and provides consultancy how to make a home more effective, comfortable, and beautiful as well.

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