January 5, 2004





Would you rather lose electricity or heat?


Aly, 17
Cardiff UK

Heat, but then I usually don't use it anyway.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

Since most furnaces come with an electric spark, you can have electricity without heat, but no heat without electricity.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

depends on the season I suppose - right now I'd rather loose electricity, as we have pleanty of candles and things lying about, and a camping stove, so we could still eat. In the summer we don't need the heating to work, so loosing that would be the best - I can live without hot water in the summer!

Winchester UK


Felicia, 37
Lowell, MA USA

Don't they come hand in hand? I'd say electricity in the winter and heat in the summer ;)

Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

I'd rather lose heat, even though it's only 10 Farenheit here. I lost electricity for only one day
in the big summer blackout but it made me realize how much I depend on electricity for communication and for power and light to do chores and entertain myself.

Cathie, 53
Novi, MI USA

I heat with electricity, so if I lose one I lose both.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA


Laura, 38
Lowell, MA USA


Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

Long-term (and with due warning), heat, because you can get electric heat. Short-term, electricity, because we could get by for a little while without electricity.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

Yesterday / Tomorrow