Using Your Fireplace During a Power Outage
WELP Texas is at it again. With record lows in the teens! (When we don’t even know how to handle a cloudy 50 degree day!) This article is to show you JUST IN CASE. During this Texas weather you get a power outage, how to still use your gas fireplace.
Few things can make you appreciate the convenience of modern living like losing power. With the recent severe weather in Keller, TX and surrounding areas.. losing power—and subsequently, heat—can be a very real concern!
If you or a loved one is dealing with heat loss, know that you’re likely in good shape to generate heat during a power outage if you have a wood-burning fireplace.
In addition if you have a gas fireplace with a standing pilot, it will light during a power outage, since it doesn’t require electricity to activate the pilot flame.
If your gas fireplace was manufactured in recent years, it may have an energy-saving intermittent pilot ignition system, which requires electricity to spark the pilot flame each time the fireplace is used.