What if the power is out to my house, will the fireplace still work?

Yes it will!  Your gas fireplace, stove or insert generates its own electricity to open and closed the gas valve.

Today’s appliances use one of two types of ignition systems: 1) a standing pilot light, called a “millivolt system” or, 2) an intermittent pilot ignition often referred to as an IPI or electronic ignition system.  IPI systems use a battery back-up to open/close the gas valve in the event of a power outage.  So, keep fresh batteries on hand!  The fan in your appliance is dependent on electricity.  It will not operate if power is off to the house.  But remember, even if the power is out, you’ll still be able to enjoy the radiant heat from your unit.

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

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


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

2 Responses

  1. I have a hamilton free standing stove ,fireplace. I know that when the power goes out there is a battery pack that should keep the stove pilot light lit. Where do I find where this little 4 battery pack should be installed. I found it stting on a shelf by the stove. Winter is coming and I feel maybe it would be a great idea to have this installed with fresh batteries. I purchased the stove in SLCity Utah but I live in Wyoming so I need some help. Ruth
    • Dominique Page
      Hello Ruth. Thanks for your message. I am not familiar with the Hamilton gas stove. Maybe you meant Hampton? If so, you may on the Regency website and either download the owner's manual or reach out to Regency themselves. Also, calling your dealer who sold you the stove would help. Dominique

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