My sister uses wood heating in here house.
Her heating system has temperature control but of course does not work without electricity.
If electricity goes off the temperature can grow uncontrollably. It has some safety valves and stuff but it is still a danger.
When light goes off my brother-in-law must take all the wood out. This is annoying doing the day and dangerous during the night as they don't know if the power goes off.
They are thinking of a generator:
- a small one is affordable but you need to power it manually when the light goes off. If it happens at night it's still a problem.
- an automatic one that goes on by itself is very expensive.
- maybe something in between those two but couldn't find anything.
I was also thinking of an UPS but that usually allows you to power down your systems safely; it doesn't last long (1h tops !!??). And at night it's still a problem.
The safest thing I can think of is to have some power failure alarm in place that starts "to scream" if power goes off (at night they will awake everybody in the house).
What are really my options here? Any advice is welcomed.