Best way to heat a house in a power outage?


Old 12-15-05, 06:10 PM
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Best way to heat a house in a power outage?

If the power goes out during a winter night, what are the possible ways to heat a house? (I don't have a fireplace so that isn't an option)
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Old 12-15-05, 06:48 PM
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It all depends on how you heat your house when the power is on. If you have a gas or oil system, it only takes a small generator to power those systems since the electricity is only like a catalyst to allow you to burn the real fuel and get the house warm. You would need to make provisions to power the appropriate equipment by generator. If you anticipate the problem being frequent, an electrician could help you figure out how to do it safely. If you heat with a heat pump or electric baseboard, you will need to find an alternate heat source because it would take a rather large generator to power them.

Old 12-16-05, 08:07 PM
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you can use propane heaters, or a gas stove. if a generator is used, i like to convert them to use natural gas or natural gas and gasoline.
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