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How To Keep Warm Without Power

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If you find yourself without power during the colder seasons then you most likely will be looking for ways to keep warm without electricity. If that is the case, knowing what to do can be equally important to know what not to do.

1. What not to do

Some people when faced with a heating emergency may choose to use an oven, car, generator or other non-electric indoor heater to stay warm. However, those might also have dire side effects because of carbon monoxide. If carbon monoxide starts being emitted into your home, then it could quickly take over and even leave you dead. This is why a carbon monoxide detector can be very important as it will alert you of the presence of this deadly gas. If your alarm starts ringing make sure to head outside and get some cold air.

2. What to do

a. Dress in layers

The easiest way to stay warm is to wear multiple layers. What’s good about layering is that you can always add or remove clothing in order to remain hot but not sweat. Sweat can mean that your body and clothes will get wet and once the water freezes you might yourself feeling much colder than you would have felt otherwise.

b. Choose an isolated spot

A great idea is to also stay in one room of your house. If everyone in your house is in one smaller closed off space, then that space will naturally get warmer because of the body heat. It is also much easier to heat up that area with a non-electric heater than it would have been to warm up your entire house.