I used to wonder why the two of us had many sources of heating in our lake house when I was a youngster.
That was until the two of us had a power outage during a extreme Winter time storm.
With the power being out, the Heating plus A/C program was no longer laboring! Even if you had solar panels, they would be virtually useless with no sunshine, but at least you would be able to rely on your battery power reserves until they could be charged back up when the sunlight eventually came back. Unfortunately, the two of us didn’t have solar panels as well as the two of us didn’t have a backup generator either. But fortunately, the two of us did have a couple of fireplaces in the house. With a fireplace at both sides of the house, the two of us were able to keep the lake house nice as well as warm. The fireplace offered a satisfying glow as well as the two of us were able to use candles until the power eventually came back on. I realized that if the two of us didn’t have that fireplace, the two of us particularly would have froze to death. With the severity of the Winter time storm, the roads were basically impossible to drive on. The two of us couldn’t get emergency Heating plus A/C maintenance as well as the two of us couldn’t go someplace to be warm. All the two of us had was our lake house with our many sourcing of heating. Eventually when I got our own locale, I made sure to have fireplaces as well. I also made sure to have a boiler program that could particularly run even if the power went out. There was no way I wanted to ever be at risk of having our family freeze in the cold weather.