What happens to my stove or insert if I lose power?

If power is interrupted, by Mother Nature or a little one unplugging the appliance, your pellet equipment will not function. When power is off, there will be no additional fuel delivered to the burn pot, so any fire that’s burning will continue until it simply burns itself out.  If there is some rise to the venting profile, the smoke from the dying fire will be naturally drafted up and out of the stove.  This is why it’s always advantageous to have at least a few feet of rise in the vent system.  Without any rise in the venting, there is a distinct possibility of smoke spilling back into the house.

There are more and more models today, that have a battery back-up/inverter system as an option, or some as standard equipment.  These types of back-up systems may provide enough electricity to power your stove, up to 24 hours.  Keep in mind that batteries will require some routine maintenance, as well as the stove.

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017

Warrenton, VA

Costello's Warrenton Fireplace & Hot Tub
251 West Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA 20186

For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

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