by Ken Jorgustin, Modern Survival Blog:
How many of you have electric heat in your home, as opposed to oil or gas heat?
Given the winter season, for those of you who rely on electric heating systems, what would you do if the power went out for more than a few hours and how would you stay warm?
Here’s the problem, and why you might want to give it some thought…
For homes with electric heat (typically baseboards in every room which contain electrical heating elements), the heating coils require LOTS of electricity. In fact, so much so – that a typical home generator is not anywhere near powerful enough to supply the capacity that would be needed to feed them.
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