Will natural gas appliances work during a power outage?
Many natural gas appliances work even during a power outage. For example, most natural gas water heaters operate with a pilot light so they function even when the electricity is out. By overriding the electric ignition on the surface burners with a match, you can also continue to operate your gas cooktop.

Most furnaces won’t operate during a power outage because the entire heating system may require electricity. In this case, natural gas logs are a good alternative heat source to heat the living areas of your home.

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