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What to do if Your Propane Fireplace Doesn't Start Up

I don’t know about you, but these last couple of freezing months before spring always seems to last forever. To beat the chill, there’s nothing like a propane fireplace to get through those dreary days until the sun shines once again.

But, what if you come home from a long day of work and switch on your fireplace only to find that it doesn’t turn on? Oh the horror!

Never fear, there are a few tricks you can try to get it going again. If you’re not sure what the problem may be, you can always call the experts at Griffis Gas. They can have a clean burning fire crackling in no time.

What to do for a conventional pilot light

If your fireplace isn’t starting, follow these steps. First, take a look at the main valve to confirm that the gas is on. Perhaps it is already on, but the gas hasn’t been ignited in awhile. Hold the pilot button down for a couple of minutes to purge out any trapped air.

Another reason it might not be lighting is because it needs a thorough cleaning. Dirt and grime can build up between the igniter and thermocouple. This can be cleared out using a can of compressed air.

Remember, if you have no idea what to do or feel hesitant- don’t take the risk. Call a professional to have your fireplace repaired safely.

What to do for an electric lighter

Some fireplaces are powered with propane gas, but utilize an electric starter for efficiency. This can be complicated for self-repair, so it’s better to call your local Jacksonville gas supplier to take care of it. If your fireplace needs to be replaced entirely, Griffis gas can offer sound propane advice and install the product so that it’s exactly what you want for your home.

Posted on 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019