Hearth products are gas-fired appliances that simulate a solid-fueled fireplace or provide a flame pattern.
There are currently no standards for hearth products. In 2015, DOE proposed a design standard that would prohibit the use of standing pilot lights.
DOE estimates that standing pilot lights represent about 40% of the total energy consumption of hearth products. Many hearth products already use electronic ignition—similar to what is used on gas ranges and ovens—eliminating the need for wasteful standing pilot lights.