Using a generator as a back up heater

Living in the northern section of the country, the winter weather is a big challenge every single month. We expect at least several weeks of below freezing temperatures and aren’t surprised by negative digits. Our annual snow accumulation is approximately twelve feet and the wind chill is often dangerous. Every one of us relies heavily on the gas furnace and the heating plan is responsible for long and brutal workload. There are tons of school closings, driving bans and blizzard conditions. One of the largest problems is power shorts. The snow, ice and high winds are tough on electric lines, when there’s no power, the people I was with and I have no access to running water, lights, internet and heating. So going without heat isn’t undoubtedly an option. With sub zero temperatures outdoors, the house gets chilly undoubtedly quickly. There’s the danger of water pipes cold and bursting. It’s not always possible to jump in the car and head to a hotel. To make sure my family is safe, hot and comfortable, I’ve invested in a permanently installed backup generator. The generator was a very high expense however certainly worth it. If there’s an interruption in power, the generator automatically powers up and takes over. I don’t even need to be on the land, because it runs on natural gas, there’s no need for refueling. The generator supplies power for as long as needed, keeping essential appliances operational. We’re able to rely on the gas furnace, water heater, sump pump and avoid inconvenience and disfigure.