pilot light gas consumption

Old 07-20-01, 07:11 PM
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With the cost of all forms of energy these days, I am considering a purchase of an electric ignition natural gas cook top, but am wondering about the cost of a new appliance to replace one that isn't broken verses the savings of a cook top without a pilot light.
Old 07-20-01, 07:53 PM
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Hello and Welcome Hisuemc to the Do It Yourself Web Site and thanks for posting a question in my Gas Appliance forum.

The two pilots on a gas cooktop stove do not consume very much energy. There size is about the size of a wooden stick match head when adjusted correctly.

The amount of energy used is minuscule. Therefore, unless you want a new stove top, the cost of energy isn't a factor to consider if the current appliance works.

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