Although we always recommend getting fireplace experts to come out for annual maintenance, there are a few things you can do to prepare a fireplace before having the professionals come out.
For those with gas fireplaces, the first time your fire it up each season, it could be a bit slow. This may due to air in the line. To fix this, hit the pilot light and give it a full minutes to try getting any remaining air out of the line. You may have to repeat this process as much as 10 times before being able to fire up your fireplace.
For IPI+ Fireplaces – Reset the module by taking it out from the space below the fireplace. Your lock out light will be blinking red and green. To reset, all you have to do is take the switch from the remote position and slide it to the middle, or off position and wait 5 minutes. After waiting, you can flip the switch back to the remote position. You should hear a beep when this is done.
Standing Pilot Fireplaces – Locate the components beneath fireplace. Some units require removing the decorative front to do so. Identify the standing pilot light by finding the On/Off/Pilot knob and the ignition button. Remove fixed glass assembly. Press ignitor several times to see that it works.
New units may need to be reset several times so the gas can reach the fireplace.
Standing Pilot Fireplaces and IntelliFire Ignition Systems are different, so each type of fireplace requires difference steps in checking the Pilot light.