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Alternate Heating Options - Pot Belly Stoves

Hoytmania

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Not trying to through a wrench into anything...... but. What would it take to have a plug installed to your electric panel, so that you can back feed a generator into your panel. Enough to run the necessities. Fridge, freezer, furnace, and couple lights through the house?

As far as the furnace going out being a problem. Pellet stove, you could cut your gas bill substantially with that running regularly anyways. Just some food for thought.
 

Buckmaster

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I’m all electric with a Geo heat pump. When the power goes out I have 2 kero heaters. Put one in the basement and second on the main floor, then get out the flashlight, extra blanket, and go to bed early.
 

bowhunter1023

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#45
Not trying to through a wrench into anything...... but. What would it take to have a plug installed to your electric panel, so that you can back feed a generator into your panel. Enough to run the necessities. Fridge, freezer, furnace, and couple lights through the house?

As far as the furnace going out being a problem. Pellet stove, you could cut your gas bill substantially with that running regularly anyways. Just some food for thought.
Not much, and that will likely happen long before I get a natural gas backup. When we refinance and go from the land contract to a mortgage, we will "make" a little extra on the turn so we can invest that in the house. I have a list of larger capital projects that I'd like to tackle and so if we get a good deal on the mortgage, we will likely wrap a few of those projects into the loan. Having some kind of backup electric/heat will be a part of that.