Originally Posted By: Cecilia K. Wheeler
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We need to replace our furnace and would like to find a manufacturer that makes a model that can be operated manually in a power failure. I’ve heard that there is a unit that has a pilot light that fuels a battery and that the battery keeps the furnace/pilot light going in a black out. (I may have that backwards…I’m not sure what fuels what). Does anyone have any recommendations…a manufacturer or model number. I have combed the internet and haven’t been able to find anything. In it’s simplest form what we need is a furnace that has an electronic igniter that can be overridden in a power failure. We had a furnace like this at our last house and it was a life saver since we live in an area prone to ice storms that take out the power. Thanks for any help or recommendations you can give me!