Can I use a Nest thermostat for my fireplace?

Yes, the Nest thermostat is compatible with a gas fireplace, and what’s more, it’s a millivolt system! So it can be installed and used with ease. Check out this Nest thermostat on Amazon.

How do you wire a Nest thermostat to a fireplace?

Wiring a single white wire between the Nest’s W1 connector and terminal 3 of the control relay allows the Nest to control the fireplace. A blue jumper wire connects terminal 1 of the control relay to the 24VAC common terminal C of the wired or plugin transformer.

Can you use smart switch for fireplace?

Add the TV xStream Smartswitch to turn your fireplace into a voice controlled fireplace. Works with millivolt Gas Valves and Electronic Spark Pilot Ignition systems.

How do I connect my smart switch to my fireplace?

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How do you replace a fireplace switch?

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Can you use a regular switch for a fireplace?

The thermopile in your fireplace puts out millivolts, nothing near the 120V the light switch was designed for. It’s probably just a matter of finding a switch with a low enough on resistance. A generic low voltage switch from a electronics store, or ripped out of a toy, would probably do it (for example a 12V SPST).

Why is my fireplace switch not working?

What can happen over the years, is that the connections inside the switch can get dirty, corroded, or broken, causing a loss of this voltage at the switch. So by the time the small amount of voltage gets sent back to the fireplace, it is not enough to signal the fireplace to turn on.

What is the switch on the side of my fireplace?

If the damper is not fully open, smoke and carbon monoxide from the fire will vent into your home. To open the damper, locate the lever at the top of the inside of your fireplace. Depending on your fireplace model, the lever will either shift from side to side or up and down to open your damper.

What is a millivolt switch?

This light switch is specifically designed to control a gas log set that utilizes a millivolt pilot control. This pilot system has a small flame that generates power for the unit’s gas valve to operate. As a result, they do not require outside power to operate and can be used in the event of a power outage.

How do I know if I have a millivolt heating system?

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How does a gas fireplace with a switch work?

When you flip a wall switch, click your remote control or the thermostat starts calling for heat, the gas valve on your fireplace will open. Gas valves generate their own electricity and operate on millivolts, a very small amount of electricity.

What’s the difference between millivolt and electronic ignition?

So what are the real differences between modern (IPI) and millivolt gas fireplaces? A millivolt system does not require any external power, and operates solely off of the pilot light being lit, whereas an electronic ignition system requires external power, usually a standard electrical outlet.

Can I convert my gas fireplace to electronic ignition?

Some gas fireplaces can be upgraded with electronic ignition systems to boost fuel conservation and efficiency. The savings you realize from the use of an electronic system will far outweigh the small cost of the change. This applies whether you retrofit your old fireplace or completely change the system.

Should I leave the pilot light on gas fireplace?

We recommend that you turn off your gas fireplace pilot light seasonally. Turning off your gas fireplace’s pilot light can save a substantial amount of energy and money. It is important to remember that not all gas fireplaces have “standing” pilot light, or, a pilot light that is “always on”.