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

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

Asked by Zack Slidle

What about just conserving power in the winter?

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Jason Kliwinski's picture

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.