Read This Before Boiling Water to Heat Up Your Home

Many who are still without power and heat from Hurricane Sandy have been boiling water in pots on the stove to raise the temperature at home to stay warm. This may be an effective solution however there are serious dangers associated with this that are important to learn about.

Many who are still without power and heat from Hurricane Sandy have been boiling water in pots on the stove to raise the temperature at home to stay warm. This may be an effective solution however there are serious dangers associated with this that are important to learn about.

Leaving gas burners on for extensive periods of time can lead to high levels of carbon monoxide.  As you may know you cannot see or smell carbon monoxide , but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. According to Colorado State University, it is the leading cause of poisoning death, with over 500 victims in the United States each year.

Side note: Operating a generator too close to home can also pose as a serious danger to ones health. A generator should never be run near a window.

As temperatures continue to drop we hope you stay warm and stay safe.

 

Lindsay is the the Senior Manager of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and recently welcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016. Lindsay and her two Joes love spending their time playing with their cat Rory, watching sports and vacationing in Cape Cod.

4 Comments

  1. BrooklynLass
    January 27, 2014

    The author does not explain how much time is considered an extensive amount of time to leave boiling water. Is it one day, one week, one month or what?

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  2. ROY
    February 12, 2014

    stupid..that makes no sense.. so whenf im cooking thanksgiving dinner all day using all four burners and the oven..im on the verge of CMP bizzare..

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  3. James
    September 21, 2014

    I cook for 2 hours non stop with gas burners on in a 1 bed apartment. How about the author mentions what is the safe limit according to apartment size? Otherwise useless article

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  4. safireitalia
    December 19, 2014

    what about all the restaurants that boil water to start their cooking? the ones that cook fresh…???? stupid article…

    Reply

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