Preparing For Potential Power Outages in Winter

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A power outage can be very difficult to deal with, especially during winter weather. However, if you are prepared in advance, it can make things a little easier. If you know that a winter storm is about to roll through your area, it is a good idea to get ready and follow a few simple tips.

Prepare to Stay Warm

One of the first things to think about is how to stay warm during a winter power outage. If you have a fireplace in your home, then make sure you know how to utilize it as a typical wood-burning fireplace. You can clean it out, and it should be ready to use anytime when needed. If you don’t have a fireplace, then perhaps you should consider investing in a woodstove. Additionally, it is also a good idea to have plenty of blankets handy for warmth.

Prepare Food and Water

As part of your winter storm preparation, you need to stock up on food. Keep in mind that you need things like canned and dried food that don’t require electricity or refrigeration. Water is so essential to living that we need to prepare in advance for drinking, as well as water for daily usage such as bathing, etc. You need to stock up on drinking water and have plenty of water on reserve.

Prepare to Have Enough Light

We get so dependent on gadgets for seeing that we can forget to prepare for the basics during a winter storm. You need to go “back to basics” and be prepared with a lantern or something that you can utilize during a power outage. You can stock up on candles, but be careful of any fire hazards when you use them.

How Would You Charge Phones?

Mobile phones have become a necessity in today’s economy. Be prepared with an extra battery or another way to charge your cell phone in the event of a winter power outage. Also, keep your car full of gas in case you have to go anywhere during the outage.

Great Dane is a full-service heating and cooling company that services and installs various models of HVAC equipment. You can follow our blog for useful tips on maintaining your equipment and saving money on your bills during winter. At Great Dane, we are up-to-date with our HVAC equipment, and we provide excellent service. If you have any questions regarding your heating equipment, feel free to call us at 586.790.2604.

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