If you bought a propane heater for the first time and you do not know how it turns on, you have to follow these steps that we give you below. Actions that are the simplest. Learn now how to turn on a propane heater.
Water heaters are thermodynamic devices that we have in all houses, which have a regulator so that we can increase or decrease the temperature of the water we use for the shower, or cooking, for example.
The propane heaters may receive power for operation by natural gas or propane gas, although the electric found and older models may get by with coal; in addition to food, it is essential to know how to light. All the steps for it, we explain them to you next.
With these simple steps, you can light all kinds of propane heaters, but it will also be right that depending on the model you have purchased, you have the instructions at hand.
- Locate the ignition pilot: Normally, the heater’s ignition pilot light is on the bottom, or it may be underneath, behind a small door. If so, you will find a small access panel that we will have to remove to light the flame.
- Identify the heater knobs: On the front panel of the boiler, we can identify at least two knobs. One allows us to set the temperature, and, to begin with, it is best to set it at the lowest level. Also, you will have to set the second knob initially to “OFF.” When you are going to turn on the heater, you must press the ignition light, keeping the knob in the “ON” position.
- Identify the gas valve: Also, it will be useful to identify the gas valve. The valve controls the flow of gas to the pilot flame nozzle. This valve should also be open when the heater is turned on.
- If it is a slightly old boiler, we may need a lighter. The most modern boilers, on the other hand, have their ignition system, so you have to open the “ON-OFF” knob, adjust the temperature on the other knob, open or press the gas valve, and press the pilot light. They are switched on. You will notice that the heater makes a “click” and the flame comes on.
- During the ignition, we will have to also press the gas valve for the necessary time to maintain the flame. After about one minute, we can release the gas supply valve. In any case, we verify that the pilot flame remains alive. In the case of using a propane gas heater, make sure that the cylinder also has the stopcock open.