A basement weather-proofing plan is now mandatory in Canada as the weather worsens, and some homeowners are finding that a lot of the time, the only way to keep their homes from freezing over is to use an outdoor stove.
The idea is that if you’re not in the basement you can still stay warm and comfortable, but it can be very difficult to get a proper stove in the middle of winter.
As we’ve previously reported, many people don’t have a good idea of the right temperatures for their home.
“A stove in your house is like a car seat,” says Tim Leeson, a spokesperson for the Canadian Fire Protection Association.
“It needs to be able to heat up the home to at least 85 degrees.”
In this case, it’s not just your basement, but any room in your home that needs heat.
Leeson says a good stove in winter will keep you warm, but you’ll need to be more careful when it comes to outdoor cooking.
“The outdoor heaters that we have in the United States are usually designed to work in a specific temperature range, so if you get into the 90s, you’re going to get burned, if you go in the 80s, that can kill you,” he says.
“We’re getting very little understanding about what the actual temperatures are in the tropics and subtropics.
There are no standard outdoor heat models.”
Some experts warn that there is no way to tell if your home is actually warmer than a certain range.
“When we see temperatures like that in the lower tropics, the most we can do is make assumptions based on the temperature of the ground that the ground is colder than the surface temperature, and that’s not always the case,” says Dr. Bruce Smith, an expert on the safety of indoor heat.
Smith says you can be pretty sure that your stove is working when it’s warm, and you should avoid making any decisions based on how warm you are.
But if you do decide to heat your home up, there are some steps you can take to make sure you’re making the most of your outdoor space.
“If you can get a nice spot in the garden, there’s no reason to heat the house up.
If you’re trying to build a new home, I think you should heat up,” says Leeson.
He recommends putting a few inches of snow or ice under the stove, as well as making sure the vents are ventilated.
“In the wintertime, I’d put a little bit of ice on top of the grate,” he explains.
“And when you get back in the summer, the ice is pretty solid, so you can’t actually heat up much more than that.
“I would say the stove is doing a lot better than the average indoor air conditioner in a normal situation, but there’s a lot more heat in there.” “
There’s no way for me to make an educated guess,” says Smith.
“I would say the stove is doing a lot better than the average indoor air conditioner in a normal situation, but there’s a lot more heat in there.”
While the stove might not be working for you, Smith says that your thermostat might be working against you.
“One of the biggest problems that people have with thermostats is that they tend to be a little off when you have cold weather.
They’re getting a little warmer, but the thermostatic adjustment isn’t as good as if you were in a warmer climate.”
So if you have a hot, humid winter, try using an outdoor heat source, like a fireplace, to keep your home warm and cozy.
And if you’ve got an indoor stove, be sure to keep the lid off at all times, and be sure it’s completely covered with insulation.
“You can get away with just letting it sit out in the sun and letting it warm up, but I’d really prefer to have insulation in there and be able, at the same time, to heat it up when I’m in a really hot, windy, snowy situation,” says James Burt, a climatologist at the University of Calgary.
“With outdoor heat sources, you get the advantage of being able to make your own decisions about whether you want to heat or cool the house.”
But for now, you can at least use your stove as a great indoor heating source.
“So when I have to go to the gas station to heat my home up because it’s cold outside, I don’t mind having it sitting on the curb or in my garage.
I’m just going to turn it on and use it to heat things up, and then when I come back, I can leave it there,” says Burt.