In this video tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to properly use the remote control for the Avalon Radiant Plus Gas Insert.

How to Use the Avalon Radiant Plus Remote Control Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Kip Rubens with Travis Industries. Today I’m going to introduce you to the new Radiant Gas Insert Remote Control.  

The remote has a manual, an auto or a timer function. The timer function allows us to program the remote to come on in the morning, go off when we go to work, come on when we get home from work, and then turn off in the evening as well. Let’s get started with the remote. We’re going to put in the batteries and the icons on the screens are going to light up. And then we’re going to show you how to set this up for your own comfort at your house. The remote takes two AAA batteries. Slide the remote cover on it. It just slides up and on. When you place the two AAA batteries in the remote, the screen icon will display in no time. It’ll display the temperature in Celsius. It’ll show manual mode and it’ll show a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Now let’s go through and program the remote.  

So we have the time and the temperature in there that we like, so we’re gonna simply hold down the two buttons. So the right hand allows us to scroll between Celsius and Fahrenheit. We’re gonna leave it at Fahrenheit. The left-hand button allows us to scroll to time. When we go to time, there’s a 12-hour or a 24-hour clock. The right-hand button allows us to scroll back and forth between the two. 12-hour clock is what I like to use, so now I’m gonna set my time, and you’ll notice that you have to go all the way. See I’ll set it all the way up. It’s 9:52 am here. Now we use the left-hand button to go to minutes, and when you hold down on the button, it’ll start to go jump by 5-minute increments. Now it’s 9:52. Left hand button locks in the time.  

The next hand allows me to scroll between child safety lock on and off, which doesn’t allow your toddler to turn your stove on inadvertently when you’re not around. I don’t have a toddler so I’m going to leave it set to the off function. Now at this stage of the game, you have set up and programmed your remote. If I don’t go any further into the programming functions, it’ll now revert back to the normal screen and the normal screen will now display the proper time. It’s 81-degrees Fahrenheit in the room. I’m in manual mode and my battery icon is full. If I had kept going beyond child-safety-lock, then I would go into the programming functions for when you can turn on and off your stove automatically by a preset time and temperature.   

So now that we’re in manual mode, the right-hand button, if I hold this down it’ll send a signal to the fireplace turning the flame on. The flame will go up too. If I hold it down, it’ll continue to go up to the high position. The left-hand button will then turn the flame down to the low setting or if I continue to hold it down it’ll turn it off. That’s how you operate the stove in the manual position.  

So the next function you can do on the remote is set it up in what’s called auto mode. We refer to this as thermostat. Hold down the two buttons. “auto” will be displayed on the screen. You’ll see the temperature at 80-degrees Fahrenheit. We actually like it a little warmer than that. That’s not warm enough for us, so we can bring the temperature up and we can bring the temperature down. You’ll notice that the thermostat bulb on the left-hand side will decrease or go up depending on how warm or how cool we like it in the room. We like it down at 65 only one bar will be displayed. If we like it up in the 70s two bars will be displayed, and then if we like it into the 80s three bars will be displayed, but that’s just really an indicator of kind of in the general temperature where you’re at. So if I like my room at 69 degrees, I just set it at 69 degrees set it and forget it. The stove will now turn itself on and off.   

One thing to note about this remote and this unit is that when it reaches the displayed set temperature, the unit takes about eight to nine minutes to turn off because it slowly turns the flames down. It doesn’t just turn on and off. The flames will slowly turn down to all the way to the off position. When it calls for temperature, it’ll go ahead and turn back on. It’ll turn back on to the high setting. When setting temperature in the auto mode, or what we refer to as the thermostat mode, when you bring your temperature icon down to the set temperature that you like, it’ll flash that it took the command and then it’ll go back to whatever the room temperature is. So it’ll display what the actual room temperature is. So this unit’s not going to come on for a while because it’s 80 degrees in the room. Right now it’s gonna have to drop below that 69-degree temperature before the unit will initialize and turn back on.  

So we’ve covered the manual and the thermostatic operation and now we’re going to go to the timer function. So the manual operation is shown on the screen. We press the two buttons, and it goes to auto. Press them again and it shows timer. Now we haven’t set up the timer yet, but we’ll show you how to do that. Simply hold down the two buttons for 6-10 seconds and the next menu will appear. Now it shows the 81-degrees Fahrenheit, which we’ve already set, shows our clock which we’ve already set right. Now we’re displaying the child-lock in the off position. We press the left-hand button, and this is where we get into programming the remote for the temperature we want it to come on at. So what I’m gonna do is, I’m gonna bring the temperature around—it’ll jump by 5-degree increments. I like it usually to come on at about 69 to 70 degrees is where I’d like the room temperature when I’m gonna get up in the morning, so I’m gonna set that at 69-degrees. There. That’s set. Now I go to the default set which comes with the remote which is 40-degrees that you do not change you just leave that setting alone. This is the zone one of when it’s going to come on. Well I don’t get up at 5:00 in the morning so I’m going to go ahead and set that for 6:00 am and then when I go to work in the morning. That’s set for 9:00. That’s a default. So if you’d like to set to set at a different time you just simply hold down on the right button and that’ll just jump by 1-hour increments right now. So I’m gonna set that for 8:30 and so now the unit’s gonna come on in the morning go off at 8:30, and I’ll set the next one it’s gonna come on at 6:00 pm. Now I get home a little earlier than that so I’m gonna go ahead and set that time as well when I’d like it to come on when I’m arriving home at 5:30. And then when I want it to go off at night, the default is 9 pm, and that works just fine for me. So now you let it just set for about 6 to 10 seconds and I’ll go back to the main screen. And now that we’ve gone back to our main timer screen, you’ll see the timer icon is lit up and now that is gonna operate on your predetermined on and off times in the morning and you’re on and off times in the evening.   

If you don’t want it to operate on timer simply press it to manual, press the two buttons or press the two buttons for auto. If you want to go back to your timer function, press your two buttons and you go right back to timer. And you’re all set up to run on your timer. If you change your batteries, you’ll have to reprogram your timer mode and your clock. So if you have the sun and the moon flashing at you and the timer function alternating back and forth, you simply have to go back into your timer function and look at where you made a mistake in your programming. Typically, what you’ve done is put your off time in the morning exceeds and it overlaps your on time in the evening. So if your timer function says—and I did it on this one on purpose, I put my off time in the morning at 6 pm but I did my start time in the evening at 5:30 pm—so there’s a conflict and it won’t work. So simply hold down your two buttons to go back into your programming and it’ll plate time temperature and it’ll display the child lock again, the temperature you want it to come on at, the default time and then at 6:15 am as the on time, and I have it at 6:00 pm. Basically it’s running all day when I’m at work. So I’m gonna go ahead and get that back to the proper time simply by holding on the right button. They could go off about 8:15 in the morning. So now it’ll go back to the main screen.  

It’ll still be flashing. You’ll hit the two buttons to scroll to manual to auto, back to timer and it’s been fixed. We always include a sticker on the back of the remote to remind you what the buttons do. If you hold down the two buttons, you can scroll between menu options from manual auto and timer functions. You can also if you hold down the right-hand button. The right-hand button will simply raise the flame or turn the unit on. If you’re in manual mode, if you hold down the left left-hand button, and you press it and hold it, it’ll turn the flames down. If you release it, it’ll stop at that setting. If you continue to hold down that left button, it’ll turn the unit all the way off. Remember you can go to the two buttons again and hold them in for those 6-10 seconds, then you can go into any of the programming changes you would like to make.  

Thank you for taking the time today to watch this video on how to operate your radiant gas insert remote and thank you from all of us at Travis Industries for purchasing an Avalon Radiant Plus Gas Insert.