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Why Won’t My Gas Fireplace Light?

Why Won’t My Gas Fireplace Light?


Having your gas fireplace in Toronto not light up can be annoying in the winter, but it can also be a sign of serious problems. Here are a few reasons why this may happen.

1. The Pilot Light Is Out
A pilot light on a gas fireplace in Toronto can go out for a number of reasons. The most likely reasons are that the gas flow has been interrupted or a strong draft of air blew the light out. A dirty light orifice could also be an issue. When you relight it, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. If you aren't confident or suspect another issue, contact Maple Air Heating and Cooling, your fireplace dealer in the Greater Toronto Area. 

2. The Gas Valves May Be Closed
This is a simple fix. All you have to do is make sure that the gas valve, which should be on the firebox, is open and in the on position to let gas into the fireplace. If you have an older model that requires a key, it should be close by on the floor or a nearby wall. If you don't have a key, contact Maple Air Heating and Cooling, your fireplace dealer in the Greater Toronto Area.

3. The Thermocouple or Thermopile Is Faulty
The thermocouple is the probe that controls the gas valve and senses the temperature. If your gas fireplace in Toronto won't light, it could be because the thermocouple is loose. If you have a newer fireplace, you'll have a thermopile in its place. This also detects the temperature and generates the electric voltage for the ignition spark. It can also go loose, but there could also be a wiring issue. If you suspect any of these, then contact Maple Air Heating and Cooling serving the Greater Toronto Area right away. We will send over one of our certified technicians to take a look and provide and necessary repairs to get your fireplace back in working order.

If you experience any issues with your gas fireplace this season, don't stress. Maple Air Heating and Cooling serving the Greater Toronto Area can assist you in any necessary fireplace repairs. Contact us today to speak with a specialist. 
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