Today’s tip is if your furnace goes out in the middle of the night when it’s freezing, what do you do besides make a fire in your living room and roast marshmallows?
It’s very good to be prepared for emergencies. And if it’s freezing and your furnace quits working in the middle of the night, you might have a hard time getting a hold of a technician to come out in the middle of the night — and it’s a good chance he won’t have the part he needs to fix your furnace.
The Best Backup Plan: Space Heaters
So what we are recommending is that you have a space heater inside your house. They have little electric heaters, and you can plug them in. They use a lot of juice. You’ll have a hard time plugging two of those into an outlet without blowing your breaker.
But there’s another kind of heater that is an oil heat heater. What it does is it heats up the oil inside the little electric heater. Then it doesn’t take nearly as much electricity to keep that oil hot, and it just radiates heat. And it’s really good for one room.
So bottom line, if that happens, you all want to get into the same room and stay warm. Either that or just put on more blankets, but it’s good to have an extra heater just in case for emergencies. And that’s my tip to stay warm in case something bad happens.