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20% use gas heaters, 5% coal and 4% electric heaters in winter; barely half of them use any precautions: Gallup Survey.

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2010 (Frontier Post ): According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, less than a quarter of all Pakistanis (20%) use gas heaters to keep their houses warm in winters followed by coal (5%) and electric heaters (4%). 69% use nothing to keep the houses warm. It should be noted that in many parts of Pakistan temperatures do not fall to a degree requiring heating. In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked that in winters, how do they mostly keep their house warm?" Twenty percent (20%) claimed to mostly use gas heaters in winters, 5% use coals, 4% electric heater while 69% use nothing to keep their houses warm in winters. In reply to a follow up question about the precautionary measures that they take, majority (53%) said they take no precautionary measures. However, the most common safety measure for gas heaters turned out to be switching off the gas points before sleeping and placing a water container in the vicinity to humidify and prevent dryness.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 30, 2010
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