I see our local weather calling for "significant" snowfall. Yet per usual, they'll claim 6-8" and we most often get at the most two inches. Media loves to hype this stuff, and I can already bet the stores are stripped clean...
Eh, that's grilling weather!
Woke up to -24° this morning, wind chill -37°. My car was not happy with the idea of leaving the driveway!
No fans on the gas fireplace ? We avoid using ours here - it will heat the main floor and upstairs quite nicely but the basement will get way too cold.Still without power and ts getting cold here in the house.
Have a gas fireplace that is useless ... but helping.
Small generator but not enough for whole house.
No fans, here most of them in home here are decorations... with a cheap burner , nothing efficient because of the climate.No fans on the gas fireplace ? We avoid using ours here - it will heat the main floor and upstairs quite nicely but the basement will get way too cold.
Sorry to hear that. My best suggestion would be to keep all the indoor doors closed and heat up as small an area as possible. That is what I do with our gas stove when the power goes out. Doesn't exactly get warm, but it keeps us from shivering. Our power usually isn't off that long. If it is expected to be long term I will hook the generator up. It is small to me (6.5kW), but big enough to power the mini-split, refrigerator, freezer a couple burners on the stove and TV/stereo. I can also kill a few breakers and just heat the water tank if necessary.No fans, here most of them in home here are decorations... with a cheap burner , nothing efficient because of the climate.
My last two homes I built so I specified good fireplaces with fans, though not used a lot, when needed did te job.
Thanks, we made it through the night with no known problems. Yesterday, I had to go up on the roof with a thermos full of hot water to thaw the vent and did the same for our neighbors. It’s -20 right now so I’m hoping I don’t have to do the same thing today. I feel fortunate that I work from home, in case there are any issues. This should be the worst of it before a gradual warm-up.Thanks, sound like you are having your own struggles.
Hope you stay warm.