Will be going for a new hot water heater soon.
For a residence. The typical cylindrical type independent of the furnace.
Regarding those new gas fired water heaters with the Piezo ignition:
Do they work in a house power outage, such as in a storm ?
We lose power often, and would sure like to have, at least, hot water.
Time for a little education.
Check the link to see what piezoelectricity is.
Then rest assured that the ignition spark does not need any external
It is all self contained
No they won't work. Further if the the heater has
any type of electric ignition it may/probably will
also have an induction fan. So if you lose power
often, be sure you buy a lower efficiency rated
heater, which has a regular pilot light and no
inductor fan. The difference in heater efficiency
will be largely unnoticeable and you heater will
continue to work when the power goes out.
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