Comments on: My Heating Experience during the Snowstorm http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/ The EPA Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:17:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: epasarah http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21191 Sat, 26 Feb 2011 02:45:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21191 Yes but then you have wood fumes in your house. air quality drops because of particulate matter.

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By: Jerry Braun http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21190 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 01:53:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21190 There’s also a new solar powered heat option, but I don’t know if it works in all locations.

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By: Sohn Toschack http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21189 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:46:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21189 canned fuel ethanol product can really help in this case.

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By: Moe Yusuf http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21188 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 02:05:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21188 How about Geothermal system or wind turbines: just generate your own power.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21187 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:31:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21187 The last time we had a prolonged power outage during the winter was in the early 1990s – the power went out and stayed out for several days. At the same time, temperatures plunged to the mid-teens or low 20s (not something we expected here in Alabama!)

Thank goodness we have a very good fireplace; it draws well and puts out a ton of heat (I’ve melted wrought iron log holders more than once) and we had a lot of dry oak firewood on hand during that storm.

Before the house started getting too cold, we covered the open doorways leading into the living room with heavy quilts to retain heat, built up a good fire and stashed plenty of wood right next to the fireplace to minimize trips outside. We spent the day near the fireplace; we cooked over the fire, too, eating foods that would spoil soon without the freezer. At night, we moved the couch away and pitched a small pop-up tent in front of the fireplace – the matress from the sofa sleeper fit inside perfectly – and settled in for a cozy night of “camping out” indoors. It’s not something I want to do too often, but overall, I think we came through it pretty well.

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By: dowens http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21186 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:56:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21186 Thanks, I will make the investment

Thanks
Denise

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By: dowens http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21185 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:54:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21185 Great idea, I will make the investment

Thanks
Denise

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By: Maxi Container, Inc. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21184 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:53:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21184 You could try using a wood burning stove. Good for the environment and saves you money. You can make out out of a steel 55 gallon drum. Check them out on our website

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By: Mike http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21183 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:34:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21183 You could get the fireplace outfitted with an efficient wood combustion burner that vents the heat back into the room (instead of mostly up the chimmney) and removes most of the particulate from flue. They are a little costly but you’ll have heat and be slightly more energy efficient than your currently open fireplace?

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By: Lynn http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/my-heating-experience-during-the-snowstorm/#comment-21182 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:30:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6163#comment-21182 We stick to the woodstove primarily but now also have a small generator. I don’t want to risk the fumes from fuel inside our home. It’s worth the investment if you are in a place you can have one and do have a number of outages a year.

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