How to turn on heater

How to turn on heater. A wall heater is a type of heating unit that is installed directly on an interior wall and helps to circulate heat throughout a room. In many cases, it’s typically positioned near a door or window.

Many different kinds are available in both electric and gas models, such as propane or natural gas-powered versions. While the installation process may vary on each type.

The cheaper versions of the wall heater may not require much work at all when installing them whereas more extravagant units with more features may require professional installation for you to properly set them up within your home.

How to turn on heater

how to turn on heater

At home, you can turn on your gas heater by turning the start knob. You can start a pilot light by turning the “Pilot” option on. Then push the “Ignite” button (also called a match).

If there is a flame, lower the temperature of your thermostat so you can maintain your desired temperature.

Find the pilot light

Different heaters have different kinds of pilot lights. If the pilot light is directly behind the heating vent, you can simply look in this area.

For other models, you might need to unscrew a cover plate, or even detach it entirely if it’s too large for your hands to grip comfortably.

Once you find the gas connector and get inside the heater, look for a small burning flame.

This is where you’ll be putting your hand near the gas supply! There may be an odor when your burners ignite, so make sure you aren’t around the heater on unsafe fumes or poisonous fumes like carbon monoxide.

If they are there, it’s best to ventilate thoroughly before even attempting ignition of a new pilot light and do so only when all fumes are absent.

The ignition process

You should now open the cover and locate the dial that is occasionally found on heating systems. For most gas-fired heaters, you will turn this dial towards “Pilot” and press down on the “Ignite” button.

This will ignite a small flame to help get things started. Next, you’ll have to continue pressing down on the button because lighting these types of fires naturally takes some time (this process can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes).

As soon as the pilot light starts from a spark though, you should immediately release your finger from the button which should cause the flames to start growing in size.

Finally, remove your hand completely and use the dials in front of you to manipulate it until your heater reaches its maximum temperature setting.

Temperature setting

temperature setting

When using a heater, keep the temperature between 70° and 78° Fahrenheit.

Some heaters like to stay one degree above or below what you set it to – which is usually fine.

Set it at one of the numbers in this range if your heating device allows you to do so.

If not, don’t worry simply set your heater to 70° or 78° and let it go from there.

Observe safety precautions

One should never own a wall heater without a primary gas supply because one will have to deal with pilot lights, and those things can be very time-consuming and inconvenient if one is not careful.

It takes a lot of work to keep the pilot light every time it goes out while wasting gas. It’s no wonder people nowadays prefer to use more advanced energy sources such as heat pumps, space heaters, and hobs that are fitted with igniters.

The technology behind them is better than the good old-fashioned pilot light and they take up less energy.


Wall-mounted heaters are a new and better way to heat your house. They’re easy to install and easier to turn on.

If you follow the steps in this article correctly, then you will be able to install the perfect wall-mounted heater for yourself.

How to turn on heater

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