As the days get colder, your home’s gas-powered appliances are very important. While many gas appliances now have electric starters, but older appliances will start with a pilot light. A pilot light is a small flame that is kept in certain gas-powered appliances like the furnace, water heater, and gas fireplace. If your pilot light has gone out, your gas appliances won’t work. In today’s post, we’re going to explain step-by-step how to ignite your pilot light.
- Remove the access panel. There’s usually an access panel that covers the pilot light. You may be able to pull it off or you may need to use a screwdriver to take it off.
- Turn the gas regulator valve to “off”. For example, near the bottom of a furnace, you can likely find a gas regulator valve, and it’ll have “pilot”, “on”, and “off” Positions. Switch it to the “off” position, and wait at least five minutes. The five-minute wait is important because you need the gas to dissipate before you relight the pilot.
- Once the gas has dissipated, relight the pilot light. Switch the valve position to “pilot”, hold down the “reset” button, then apply the tip of a match or lighter to the tip of the pilot valve. This should ignite the pilot light.
Are you having a problem with your pilot light? AAA Calvert can investigate the issue and provide a solution. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.