Do Gas Logs Work When Power Is Out?

A cozy and modern living room with a fireplace

Gas log fireplaces are energy-efficient, safe to use, and highly relaxing. These fireplaces are typically installed with everything they need to function. The gas logs are made of ceramic, which can withstand extremely high temperatures. Most gas log fireplaces come with an electric ignition system, but they can all be operated manually if that is what you prefer. Working the fireplace manually means it will function even if there is a power outage.

No Electricity, No Problem

Gas fireplaces are fueled by natural gas. They don’t rely on electricity to function. Although many have electric ignitions that work with a pilot light, most can be operated manually. This is ideal if there is a power outage in your area. If your electric ignition isn’t working, all you have to do is turn on the gas and manually light the system. It will continue to run as long as gas is supplied to the system.

What To Do if Your Power Goes Out

You will be without many of your usual comforts if you have a power outage. Unless you have a generator or solar panels, your lights and HVAC system won’t be working. Your gas fireplace will be ready, even without its electrical power source. You already have natural gas running to your gas log fireplace. Turning it on and off at the valve will allow you to run your fireplace without worrying about electricity.

Let It Snow!

During the winter, you rely on your furnace to keep your family warm. When snow falls heavily and winds make the roads impassable, there is a good chance you will lose your electricity. Power outages are common during snowstorms. This usually means no heat in your home unless you are lucky enough to have a gas log fireplace. By manually operating your fireplace, your family will have the light they want and the heat they need to stay comfortable.

Questions About Gas Logs? Contact Meetze Today!

If you have questions about gas logs, the technicians at Meetze Plumbing are the experts. We offer a variety of logs that you can choose to create the perfect fireplace. Whether you have a vented or ventless fireplace, our goal is to ensure your unit works as efficiently and safely as possible. We can help you maintain your gas log fireplace so that you and your family can use it whenever you need it. At Meetze Plumbing, we can keep your gas log fireplace working efficiently, so it’s ready whenever you need it.

Since 1981, Meetze Plumbing has served Columbia and Midlands communities in South Carolina. We are open seven days a week to keep your gas log fireplace in good working order!