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Can I still get heat from a natural gas fireplace if the electricity goes off?
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 02:47 PM

Our Answer:

We have numerous natural gas units in both direct vent and vent-free that will indeed function in the event of a power outage. These are fireplaces that have a millivolt ignition system. This pilot system has a small flame that generates power for the unit's gas valve to operate. As a result, they do not require outside power to operate and can be used in the event of a power outage. The only thing that would be rendered inoperable would be the optional blower (if applicable). Because of the amount of power the fan needs to operate, it cannot be used during a power outage. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

From Section Page: FMI Fireplaces

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