10 Ways to Heat Your House in an Emergency
If your electricity is out for a while in the colder months, you need a safe, reliable way to heat your home. Here are some of the best and safest alternative ways to heat your house.
Note: Obviously a working wood, gas or pellet fireplace should be your first choice for heating when the power is out. We are assuming that you do not have a working fireplace, and need to find other safe ways to keep everyone warm until the power comes back on. And, always make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order for safety.
Fire Up a Kerosene Heater
Thick Clothing and Hand Warmers
Create a Designated Heated Room
Set Up a Wood Stove by the Window
Build a Candle Heater
Photo: YouTube (Tiny House Listings)
Use a “Catalytic” Gas Heater
Camping Cooking Bags
Cans of Biofuel
Small Wind Systems for Heating