Our gas appliance worked fine the first few seasons, but now we have to re-light the pilot frequently.

Gas appliances should be serviced on a regular basis, and the best time to service the unit is before the start of the heating season. Common household particles such as dust, dirt, and dander can build up and cause the pilot to drop out. Obstructions to the main burners may cause the appliance to burn inefficiently. A pre-season service call allows your technician to come to your home at a mutually convenient time. Some companies will even discount service calls made before the cold weather arrives. Allowing the appliance to fail during the heating season often means a longer waiting time for your appointment. Visit our Where to Buy feature to find a service technician. If there is no one in your area, http://www.nficertified.org can assist you in finding a qualified technician.