Operating a Pechka (Wood or Coal-Burning Stove)

If you are lucky enough to live in a home with a pechka for heating and cooking, there are a few important facts you should know:

·         In order to effectively heat a home in winter, a pechka must be fed or stoked 24 hours a day.
·         Most Ukrainians employ a network of extended family and neighbors to accomplish this task. As PCVs, it is important to establish relationships with your neighbors, so that you have your own network to assist you.

·         Remember that any expenditure associated with operating your pechka is considered a part of your monthly heating bill. Talk to your Regional Manager if you have any questions.

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