I arrived at THO yesterday at about 3:00 pm it was below freezing in the house but with no thermometer I can only guess that the temperature inside the house was exactly the same as the car told me -3 degrees.
I turned on the propane camp heater and also lit a gel fireplace can that I placed on a sheet of salvaged marble. These are about $5. (Canadian funds) and work very well to heat a space fast… as long as you are very careful with the 6 inch high flames. In an all wooden house I keep mine a couple of feet away from the wall unless I am right beside it.
After everything was turned on, I left the house to let it heat while I went to the city to pick up a few items and join my friend G for dinner.
When we left I found that it had been snowing so the drive home on the rural roads was treacherous. When I arrived the canned heat was empty and the propane cylinder had run out but the place was significantly warmer… see this on the new thermometer.
When I woke the propane was still working and the temperature was exactly the same. Outside there was a clear change from the night of snow. See?