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Pilot Lights

Pilot Lights

Gas - Pilot Lights


How do I light my standing pilot? 
See step-by-step instructions to light your pilot. 

Can I shut the pilot off in the summer? 
It's not recommended in climates that are high in humidity. Otherwise, you can turn the pilot off when you won't be using your appliance for an extended period of time, and then use our on-line instructions to relight the pilot when needed. 

How much gas does the pilot light use? 
A pilot light will burn 800 to 1500 BTUs/hr. Your monthly gas bill should include your exact cost per "therm" (100,000 BTUs). Based on this rate you can calculate the cost for your area to operate a pilot light. 

What is an IPI ignition system? 
Intermittent Pilot Ignition is an electronic system, which uses an electrode to ignite the pilot gas. In turn, the pilot flame lights the main burner gas. The term Intermittent is used because the pilot burner flame is only present when the main burner is operating. When the main burner is off the pilot is also off. The IPI system ensures the pilot flame extends over the burner for immediate ignition and secondly conserves energy when the appliance is not in operation. 
Intellifire, an ignition system exclusively featured in Heatilator, Heat & Glo & Quadra-Fire products, is an energy-saving pilot ignition system for gas fireplaces and inserts. It provides an ignition flame only when needed and has a battery backup system that supplies power to spark the ignition flame in the event of a power outage. 

Should I leave the batteries in my IPI system? 
If your system is controlled from an IntelliSwitch wall control, the batteries may be left in the unit. If not, install the batteries only when there is a power outage. 

Can I convert my standing pilot fireplace to an IPI system? 
Contact us to see if this is possible on your specific model fireplace. 

Can I convert my IPI system to a standing pilot? 
Contact us to see if this is possible on your specific model fireplace.

 

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