Losing electrical power and my heating system runs on gas

My heating system is sort of tricky when the power goes out.

I have a gas fireplace, however it runs with an electric start. To turn on, off and alter the amount of heating, I need electrical power for my wireless remote. As it heats, the fuel is just gas though. So what does this mean for power outages? This means I need to be on it when the power starts flickering on and off, then my heating system will just keep on heating with gas if it is already on and the power goes out. Then, my family has no water or lights, however we have heating use so all is okay. If the heating system was not on when the power went on, we are screwed. I need electric to switch it on. I can’t even manually beginning up the heating system without any electric. So anytime the lights beginning flickering or the winds beginning howling, I turn on the heating device. The fireplace gives off some light too since it shows an artificial flame. Late at night when we have no power, it is nice that it serves as another candle. I always believe poor for the homes that use just an electric gas furnace. They need electric to turn on and to run the heater, however when the power is out, they just have no heating. They could mess with a generator and hook everything up if they are capable; But, that is a lot of work and occasionally the power will be back in a few hours! No heating in the Winter time is rough though.

 

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