Most fireplaces will come with two options for your pilot light. We’ll tell you the difference and help you choose which is right for you and your fireplace.
Standing Pilot: Pilot flame remains in contact with the thermocouple or thermopile to keep it hot. This generates a small electric current, which keeps the main gas valve ready to light with a flip of a switch.
Electronic Ignition: Electricity is supplied by a battery or 110V. This enables the pilot light to be lit each time the appliance is used.
Is There a Cost Difference?
Yes, typically an electronic ignition will be an added feature to a fireplace and cost a little more. But the money saved up by not having gas running all the time will typically recoup itself within 3-4 months.