Where we live, the winters can range from mild to brutal and we never know what to expect as the cooler weather creeps in.
Since the winter weather is so unpredictable, we’ve had to set up our HVAC system to handle all conditions.
When we purchased this house, there was a standard HVAC system set up. Both the furnace and air conditioner ran off of electricity. The HVAC system was only five years old and it ran great. We never experienced any issues with it and did an excellent job at heating and cooling our home efficiently. There was no reason to replace the HVAC system, but we did have one major concern. During the occasional winter storm, our power would go out, causing our furnace to stop running. Sometimes, the power would come on within a few minutes, but sometimes it would take hours. There’s nothing worse than a home without heat during a winter storm. To overcome this issue, we decided to install a gas furnace in our living room. It’s mounted to the wall and runs off a propane tank at the back of our house. Using gas, we’re able to heat a small portion of our house when the electricity goes out. Over the years, we’ve used our gas furnace on several occasions and we’re always thankful to have it. We’ve even convinced a few friends to have one installed too. It’s comforting knowing that you’ll have heat even in a bad storm that causes the electricity to go out.