Wall heaters are common appliances used to heat homes in particular regions of the United States, such as the Northeast. Some wall heaters are electric, and typically are not difficult to turn on. Natural gas wall heaters require that you start a pilot light, and keep it running when the heater is in use. Depending on your model, how you turn on the heater will vary.
To turn on your gas heater, locate the knob for starting.
Turn the knob to "Pilot," and then push down on the "Ignite" button. If necessary, press the Ignite button repeatedly to start the pilot light.
Once the pilot light comes on, hold down the Ignite button for 10 to 15 seconds.
Set the temperature on the wall heater to your desired heating level.
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