I read this advice below, but it's a little unclear. My pilot lights - there are two, maybe four - are generating a lot of heat. And it's gonna be a hot summer. Can I just blow out the pilot light and relight when necessary, or do I actually have to shut off the gas on the stove entirely? I guess I should assume that the pilot lights are lighting a steady stream of gas, which will continue to emit with or without the pilot light, thus, I should shut off the gas if I'm going to blow out the pilot light??? Record: 1350 Subject: Gas stove - can I turn off gas in summer Question I have an Ovation gas stove I purchased from Quality Farm and Fleet. Is it safe to turn off the gas in summer or do we need to keep pilot lit all summer? We seem to get quite a bit of heat just from the pilot. There is no way to adjust pilot light. We may have learned our lesson about not purchasing a gas stove from someone we can also get service from. Answer No problem...go ahead and turn off the gas. You can even close the shut off valve behind the stove. When it gets cool again, you'll find lighting instructions inside the manual or labeled on the stove itself.