09 Jan '14, 10am

Energy Solutions: Heating System Safety In Cold Weather

Energy Solutions: Heating System Safety In Cold Weather

In very cold weather we also sometimes hear about homeowners who use a kitchen oven for heat. Whether gas or electric, ovens should never be used for space heating; they aren’t designed for it. When gas ovens (propane or natural gas) are used for space heat, they also introduce combustion products to the house — and all open combustion of gas introduces a lot of water vapor, which can be a problem in some situations. (I actually discourage all open combustion in houses — i.e., gas ranges, cooktops, and ovens — but the indoor air quality issues are much greater when those appliances are used for heating.)

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