The Maxitrol GV60 system uses an on-demand pilot. When the stove is not in use, the pilot turns off to conserve fuel and save you money. When you turn the stove on, the pilot lights automatically. A thermostatic remote control is included with this system. Turn the stove on, adjust the flame, and adjust the blower all from the comfort of your couch. You can also set the room temperature with the remote control acting as the thermostat. The system runs on battery power, so your stove will continue to keep you warm even if the power goes out.