Staying Warm without Electricity

November 12, 2012

Just over one week after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, snow from a nor’easter—a hurricane-like storm known to cause coastal flooding, coastal erosion, hurricane-force winds, and/or blizzard conditions—is delaying recovery efforts. In some areas of the region, the nor’easter has knocked out power where Sandy didn’t, leaving more residents without electricity to heat their homes.

Ice storms and heavy snow can be powerful enough to knock out power in many parts of the country. These blackouts can last hours or days. Luckily, there are space heaters available that can keep us warm at home, work, school, or other types of shelter without electricity.
 Propane heaters made by Mr.Heater® can run safely indoors when operated according to manufacturer directions. These innovative space heaters use either disposable 1 lb. propane cylinders (like those used for camp stoves or lanterns) or 20 lb. cylinders (like those used for barbecue grills). They also have safety features that include tip-over and low oxygen shut-off switches. Here are some models we recommend for winter emergencies:


- Heats up to 400 square feet
- Perfect for large areas like great rooms, living rooms, studio apartments, offices, or shelters.  
- Depending on temperature setting, operates for approx.:
            -1.5 to 6 hrs. on one 1lb cylinder
            -3 to 12 hrs. on two 1lb. cylinders
            -25 to 110 hrs. on one 20lb. cylinder
            -50 to 220 hrs. on two 20 lb. cylinders
- Low, medium, and high settings
- Free standing or wall mount
- Easy to carry
- Battery or AC adapter operated blower fan
- Tip-over and low-oxygen shut-off safety switches

 
- Heats up to 200 square feet
- Great for medium-sized areas like living rooms or offices 
- Depending on temperature setting, operates for approx.:
            -3 to 6 hrs. on one 1lb cylinder
            -48 to 110 hrs. on one 20lb. cylinder
- Low and high settings
- Fold-down handle for compact storage
- Tip-over and low-oxygen shut-off safety switches


- Heats up to 100 square feet
- Powerful enough to heat smaller rooms or offices 
- Operates for approx. 5.5 hrs. on one 1lb cylinder
- Compact and portable
- Tip-over and low-oxygen shut-off safety switches

Whether you live in a large house or a small apartment, these heaters can keep you warm when the power goes out. See more Mr. Heater products at BePrepared.com.

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