With Hamilton currently being under a severe freezing rain warning, it is natural to recall the great ice storm of 1998 that hit and devastated the city of Montreal and many other parts of eastern Ontario. Many areas were left without power for extended periods of time - some for several months. During this time, many people (those without the luxury of generators) were forced to succumb to extreme measures to try and keep their homes and themselves warm. There were reports of people bringing their propane barbecues indoors in an effort to heat their homes and families - an extremely dangerous and potentially deadly solution to the cold, due to hazardous flue gasses being exhausted directly into the home and breathed in by its occupants. Others reported open fires being set indoors, in desperation to stay warm. Most casualties of the great storm, sadly resulted from hypothermia.
While we never wish for these kinds of extreme natural disasters, they are indeed a part of our ever changing world. Taking measures to ensure that our most basic necessities of life can be met in the case of need, is a prudent move that will pay off tremendously, if not only in peace of mind.
Book a fireplace consultation with Family Comfort today. We will direct you to the fireplace unit that will best serve your personal needs, and ensure that you will not be caught in the cold.