My furnace has gone out ..Any suggestions on how to keep warm?

mobile home furnace - the source of heat for many structures in my case a mobile home.
@Willowlady (10666)
United States
December 9, 2006 4:18pm CST
Can't get the furnace fixed til Monday or Tuesday!! Temps are to be in the 20's overnight.
4 responses
@CatVegas (711)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I'm so sorry to hear about the heater. If you can get like 2 oil radiators they are great to help heat. Just place one on each end of the house. Plus they aren't as dangerous as some of the space heaters. If you have any electric blankets that will help also. I know how cold it can get back there as I grew up in Minnesota. My mom, sister and daughter still live back there so I kinda keep track of the weather there.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
10 Dec 06
mobile home furnace - the essentil item in a mobile home in the winters of Ohio
Thanks much friend..we managed last night and am trying to win a new furnace on ebay right now..we shall see. my furnace man and I found this on EBAY and he said he would install it for free. the night did not get as cold as they thought so we did ok...kids slept in living room with extra comforters and we had plenty of blankets on our bed. ran the 2 space heaters we do have and burned candles while we were up to give us a level of comfort...we made a larger dinner than normal so the oven even helped. Wish me luck with the Ebay purchase.!
• United States
9 Dec 06
Use lots of blankets and if you have some electic heaters that helps. Turn your lights on because they help heat your home to. I usually heat up my oven to everyonce in awhile to keep the kitchen warm. Let oven pre heat and then turn it off and open the door. It does in a pinch. I have been in that pickle more than once. It's not fun but you can get through it.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
10 Dec 06
We did get through it and am now trying to win a furnace my furnace helped me pick out on EBAY. Wish me luck...we did cover a door with blankets and lit candles while we were awake. Also 2 space heaters helped too. The oven gave us a nice meal and helped warm things up for awhile too...was in 50's this morning so wasn't too terrible. Again wish me luck!
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I am sorry about your troubles. I live in a trailer too so I know its hard to get someone to fix the furnace. I have some tricks but mainly because I am cheap and try not to run the furnace much. Its holiday time, so why not do some baking. That always warms up the house. Or running the dryer, in the winter time my dryer is not vented outside, but if you do this put a stocking over the end to catch the lint. Also keep your curtains closed at night. Put a blanket up to the door to keep some cold air out. Any rooms that you are not using,keep the door shut or put a blanket up in the doorway. And wear warm socks and a hat if you can. the body loses more heat through the head and feet. If possible, go somewhere else at night. I use little electric heaters but I don't like them to run at night. And what a perfect excuse to drink a nice cup of hot chocolate. Good luck.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Thanks for the advice, we did ok last night with the help of you guys here on Mylot...space heaters, candles only while awake, making dinner with the oven and blanket over the doors. Of course warmer clothes and we even slept pretty good with the comforters etc that I tend to collect. thanks for your response to this question!!
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Do a lot of baking so the oven will warm the house a little.