Warming your home in a disaster can be very challenging. It’s easy to assume that electricity will always be available. It’s easy to assume that gas lines will remain intact. Unfortunately, if you think along those lines, you are assuming too much. Since we cannot pick the disasters that we’ll face in the future, it’s always a good idea to learn different alternative ways of keeping a house warm in any kind of disaster. To these ends, keep the following in mind.
Use Wood for Heating
If you live in a wooded area, or you live in an area where there are a lot of houses made of wood, it’s a good idea to use that spare wood or wood debris to create a fire. Now, it’s important to note that you have to use wood that is properly dried. Otherwise, regardless of what kindling or starter material you use, that wood will not catch fire.
Have a Solar Heating System Installed in Your Home
It’s always a good idea to install solar heating in your home because the sun is always available. While your solar panels might be blown off by a hurricane, if you live in the part of the country where hurricanes are quite rare, solar heating systems can be a life saver. The great thing about solar heating systems is that they’re always working, and you always have a steady supply of hot water and heating.
Use Heaters and Power Generators
Assuming that you have enough supply of diesel or gasoline, power generators might be a good call. Heaters and power generators run on fossil fuel and do a tremendous job of keeping your house warm during a disaster. It’s always a good idea to have enough gasoline or fuel stockpiled just in case you are cut off from your local gas station or fuel source.
Use Clear Shower Curtains on Your Windows
You can also warm your house naturally by just letting in the sunlight. You can retain privacy by using shower curtains. The shower curtains let in the sunlight, but afford some level of privacy.
Keep the tips above in mind because they can go a long way in helping your family remain warm as you live through an emergency.
Click here to find out more about house warming during disaster.