Turning off your pilot light is a simple process that will save you both energy and money. All you have to do is open the front of your fireplace, turn the Pilot knob to “off,” and then turn your gas shutoff valve to the “off” position as well.

## Is it safe to turn off pilot light on gas fireplace?

We recommend that you turn off your gas fireplace pilot light seasonally. Turning off your gas fireplace’s pilot light can save a substantial amount of energy and money. It is important to remember that not all gas fireplaces have “standing” pilot light, or, a pilot light that is “always on”.

## Is it OK to turn off pilot light?

A little heat is produced when your pilot light is on so turning it off in summer can help reduce the heat inside your home. The less heat there is, the less you have to use your air conditioner needs to cool down the house. You can get savings and conserve energy if you turn off your pilot light.

## Should you turn off your fireplace pilot light in the summer?

Perhaps the most important reason to turn off gas fireplace pilot light in summer is because of the money and energy you will be saving. If you leave the pilot light on during the summer it is simply sitting there burning gas, which is wasting gas and contributing to an exorbitant energy bill.

## How do I turn off my gas fireplace pilot light?

Turning off your pilot light is a simple process that will save you both energy and money. All you have to do is open the front of your fireplace, turn the Pilot knob to “off,” and then turn your gas shutoff valve to the “off” position as well.

## Can you leave the pilot light on a gas fireplace?

Generally speaking, it is safe to leave your continuous pilot light on at all times, assuming it stays lit (more on this in a moment). While it does cost more to keep your pilot light on in between uses, it can actually have some benefits to your system.

## How much does it cost to keep pilot light on fireplace?

The average fuel consumption of your standing Pilot light is: Natural gas is \$0.60 a day = \$219 a year. Liquid Propane is \$1.80 a day = \$657 a year. Sophisticated fireplace manufactures like Travis Industries have developed Intermittent pilot light systems.

## Why does the pilot light on my gas logs keep going out?

If the pilot light on your gas fireplace won’t stay lit, a very likely culprit is a component called a thermocouple. A thermocouple is a safety device and is a component of the ignition system. Its purpose is to not allow the gas valve to open if the pilot light isn’t lit.

## Where is the gas shut off valve for gas fireplace?

Gas fireplace: The shut-off for a gas fireplace is typically on the control panel. This control panel can be found behind the front screen, where a knob that controls the flow of gas can be turned to ‘off’.

## How do I turn off the pilot light on my heat and Glo fireplace?

Once the pilot is lit, continue to hold the valve knob in for 30 seconds, then slowly release. If the pilot light goes out, contact Sundance Energy at 1-800-888-1045 for service. Remember to shut the gas supply valve off (picture #1).

## How do you turn off a gas fireplace without the remote?

Usually there is a rocker switch that is located around your burner which, if in the “ON” position, it will override the remote. Turn the switch to “OFF.” There may be a wall switch that allows you to turn your burner on. Turn the switch to “OFF.” A slide switch on the receiver has been moved to the “ON” position.

## How do I shut off the gas to my house?

There is a shut-off valve running parallel with the pipe, usually located about 6 to 8 inches above the ground. Take a 12-inch or larger adjustable wrench, and turn the valve 1/4 turn in either direction, until the valve is crosswise to the pipe.

## Does a pilot light give off heat?

Here is some basic information about leaving the pilot on or off… Pilot OFF: No gas is being wasted so you are conserving energy and saving money! No heat is being generated by the pilot so the glass door on your fireplace will not be warm to the touch.

## What is the lever on the side of my gas fireplace?

What is this? The second handle you may find in your fireplace (usually located on the left inside panel) is a control lever for the outside air kit. When burning your fireplace, the outside air kit lever should always be in the open (or up) position.

## What is a pilot light in gas fireplace?

Most gas fireplaces have a standing pilot light, which is a small flame that burns even when you aren’t using your fireplace. This makes it very quick and simple to start the fire when it’s cold outside, but many people shut off the pilot light when the weather warms up to conserve gas.

## Can a pilot light cause a fire?

When the appliance is turned on, a valve releases more gas, which is ignited by the pilot light. If this leak continues, its concentration may reach a point where a spark – such as that from a cigarette lighter, static electricity, or even the pilot light itself as it is re-lit – will cause a fire or even an explosion.

## Should the pilot light always be on in a gas furnace?

Most furnaces with electronic ignition have a device called a hot surface igniter. The difference is that the flame is only lit (by an electronic spark) when your furnace is ready for a heating cycle. When the pilot light is not needed, it is completely off, saving you money on gas.