Light the Pilot Light. The next very important step in how to light a gas fireplace is to light the pilot light. You can do this by turning the knob to the Pilot position. Press and continue to press down on the control knob while UD press the ignition switch one time per second.
Turn the gas key. With the lighter activated, move the gas valve knob about half a turn counter-clockwise. This will release gas into the fireplace, causing the pilot light to ignite. Be prepared to move back quickly in case the fire ignites stray gas particles and flares out into the immediate surrounding area.
View the step by step guide to safely light the pilot light on your Heatilator gas hearth.