Power Outage? No Problem! A Gas Fireplace from Creative Energy Will Still Work!

With annual planned power outages threatening PG&E customers for the next 10 years, proper planning is essential. That is why so many Bay Area residents are now choosing to add gas fireplaces to their homes. A gas fireplace is an incredibly popular option due to their heating efficiency, low energy costs, and, in the event of a power outage, that most models will still work. There are some that do require power so make sure you get one that does not.

Be Prepared to Lose Power

Most people will face an unplanned power failure in their life and unfortunately for California residents, planned power outages are going to become the new normal. Every household is going to have different things they need to stay safe and sane during a power outage. With a gas fireplace you will be able to calmly and confidently keep your household warm and in good spirits for the entire duration of the event.

Put Your Power Outage Plan to the Test

Knowing what to expect during a blackout will make the experience less intimidating for everyone, and by rehearsing you and your entire household will know what to do in the event of an actual power outage. So once you have your plan developed, find a night to spend in front of the fireplace and put your plan into action.

Make the Most of a Power Outage 

Having to wait around for power to come back on can be the most challenging part of a blackout. Finding ways to enjoy yourself is integral to getting through it without going stir crazy. 

Turning a power outage into an indoor camping trip can make the experience more fun for everyone.  The warmth and light provided by a fireplace can allow you to play a board game or read to pass the time. 

Gas Fireplace Safety During A Power Outage

Being prepared and staying safe go hand in hand during a power failure, read our 5 Gas Fireplace Safety Tips to ensure your fireplace is ready to be used safely and efficiently in the event of a power outage. 

Learn More About Fireplaces From the Experts at Creative Energy

If ever you have questions about maintaining your existing fireplace or are considering having a new fireplace installed, the experienced staff at Creative Energy would be more than happy to assist you. From conception to design, installation, and maintenance contact us today to get started. Better yet, stop by one of our San Francisco Bay Area showrooms in San Rafael, San Mateo, and Concord.