Many people have asked whether the gas heating system can work without electricity or not. As the name suggests, a gas heater primarily requires gas to function, but it cannot operate without electricity. If there is no power supply, your heater won’t turn on. However, there are some cases where the heater can still keep the water warm.
Let’s delve right into the article to find out if your gas heater will work when there is a power outage.
Whether your heater will work without electricity depends on whether your heating system is pilot light controlled or electric ignition controlled.
Do you wonder how a gas heater works? Firstly, know that a gas heater or gas furnace requires a power supply to work even if the heating system relies upon gas as its source of heat generation. However, the components used in the gas heater require electricity for it to work. Let’s take a look at some of those components:
When the power goes out, it is imperative to turn off the power supply to your gas heating system. Otherwise, it can get damaged if there are voltage fluctuations when the supply comes back. You can turn on the power supply once the electricity is restored.
During a power outage, a gas heater working on a gas pilot light will continue to work even without electricity. However, a conventional water heater will no longer heat the water in the absence of a power supply. Water may stay warm depending on the size, location, and insulation of the heater. Consider installing a generator to power your home (including a gas heater) if your area experiences frequent periods of power outages.
At Quick Air, our experienced gas heater technicians can help you to stay warm during the peak winter season. We have been helping homeowners like you for many years. Call us today at 1300 730 896, and we are more than happy to assist you.