With these winter storms what are best ways to keep the home warm if we experience a power outage?

Asked by Zack Slidle
Tempe, AZ

What about just conserving power in the winter?


Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

May 27, 2014

Insulation is your best defense. A well insulated home can hold its temperature for over a week with no outside source. Using a pellet stove or even gas heater attachment to propane tanks (like your grill uses) would provide adequate heat afterwards if necessary. Consider installing a quick connect plug for a generator that powers your basic home needs as well. For about $1,500 it's a pretty good investment to ensure you have basic power and heat.

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