Re: 1947 block home-total rehab
I would agree, a medium sized generator will take care of heating issues. We've got natural gas heat as well, all I have to do is unplug the furnace from the wall and plug it into the generator and I've got heat. With NG, you only need 110v power to run the circulation fan and internal circuitry of the furnace. You can recharge refrigerators and freezers too, and run lighting. I wouldn't recommend trying to run electronics on a generator though, as 99% of generators put out "dirty" electricity (high spikes and fluctuations ) that will kill sensitive electronics.
When it comes to hot water or stove/cooktop, you'll have no worries if you've got NG water heater, but if it's electric, it will be a whole lot more troublesome to hook it up to a generator without a generator disconnect attached to the house.
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