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- Fireplaces, Ottawa, Winter
Ottawa gets cold in the winter. The howling wind, heavy snow and freezing rain have caused a lot of problems over the years. It’s not uncommon for the power to go out, causing homeowners to scramble to keep warm. One of the benefits of fireplace installation is many of the available products will help keep you warm, even if the power goes out.
Wood Burning Fireplaces, Inserts and Stoves
If your fireplace is wood burning, you won’t have to worry about how to keep warm during a power outage. As long as you have a well-stocked pile of wood, you’ll be able to keep cozy around the fireplace for as long as the power is out.
Many gas fireplaces will work even in the event of a power outage. Most units use a millivolt system that allows the pilot light to work without electricity. The models that use an alternating pilot light usually have a battery backup that will allow the unit to start during a power outage. Just remember, if you have a blower or fan component to your fireplace installation, it probably won’t work during an outage—but you’ll still be able to get some heat flowing without it.
Installing a fireplace in your home will give you the ability to keep warm in the event of a power outage. Make sure you take some time to understand how your specific model works before the winter storms hit.
Harding The Fireplace is always here to answer any and all of your questions. Our friendly sales representatives can help you find the perfect fireplace for your home and needs.
We have over 4,500 square feet of retail showroom space devoted to fireplaces and BBQs. We take the time to understand our customers’ needs and are always prepared to schedule a home visit to help you decide which products are suited best for you.
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