When power goes off....
June 9, 2008 12:53pm CST
Nowadays, every Government is imposing power cut. So,power cut has become a common phenamenon. Whether at home or in office,it becomes difficult to work when power cut is on. Not every one is having things like generator etc. So, how do you tackle with power cut? What is the alternative you have when power cut is on?
• United States
10 Jun 08
We do have a generator that would keep the refrigerators and the deep freeze going for a while, if we had gas on hand to power it. Many years ago when we had a gas cook stove, furnace and hot water heater, electric outages didn't bother us much. The only problem was heat. Even though the furnace was gas, it needed electricity to run the fan motor. Now that we have an all electric house, should the electricity go off in the winter time, we'd just have to go to bed. We do have an ample supply of quilts and a library of books. I'd wrap up in a quilt and read until dark, then, go to bed. I think that we do still have one manual can opener. We always maintain sufficient canned goods on hand to last several days. My husband and I'd do fine in the winter. In this part of the country, the power is more likely to go off in the summer. It frequently gets 102 or hotter in the shade here in the summer. Everyone is spoiled to air conditioning. We'd not be able to sleep until the power came back on, however long that might take.
9 Jun 08
From work,no problem since we have numerous generators.The problem is in our home.If the power is cut,we don't have water too,no rice cooker and will use gas stove,yet gasul is keep on increasing on the market,so no saving at all.My kids could not sleep well at night since it is very hot here,kids studying at night will be affected and it is very difficult to do their assignment when using candle light only.I was planning to install a few connections with my home,a one to two fluorescent bulb that can run in a 12 volts dc and will use my old car battery in case of power cut.