Gas works when electricity is off?

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Ricky Kilback asked a question: Gas works when electricity is off?
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Date created: Mon, Apr 19, 2021 10:33 AM
Date updated: Sat, Jun 25, 2022 2:14 AM

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  • Yes, the vast majority of the time you will still be supplied with natural gas when the electricity fails.

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Older model stoves and ranges have the benefit of allowing the flow of gas or propane even when there is no electricity being supplied to the unit. You will, however, need a means of ignition. A lighter or match will work just fine.

Most gas appliances have a gas shutoff valve located near the appliance that lets you turn off the gas to that appliance only. In some cases, turning off the gas at the appliance's shutoff valve will suffice if there is a gas leak or the appliance needs to be replaced or serviced.

You can call a technician to help you connect your gas furnace to a generator that will then power the gas furnace’s electrical parts. When a power outage happens, it is safer to turn off your gas line to the furnace.

Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak. Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances. Do not start vehicles. Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so. Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.

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