We recently discussed the benefits of owning a generator for your home, particularly during this season of potentially-heavy snowfall, but there’s a change you haven’t made the purchase yet. If that’s so, and there’s a power outage, then you need to know how to keep yourself and your family safe and warm until the lights come back on… and you have a chance to get a generator online.
Dealing with a Power Outage Without a Generator
Going without power for a few hours may not be life-threatening, but in the winter, it can be very uncomfortable. If you’re able to receive any “directions from local officials,” then make sure to heed them so that you have as painless an experience as possible. The next step is to ensure that you have some source of light, so try and keep good batteries and functional battery-powered lights around in case of a power outage.
In today’s highly-technological world, going without your phone for this period of time may be unthinkable. You likely won’t have internet, since the power is out, and you won’t be able to charge your devices, either. If there is a big storm coming, make sure to charge everything ahead of time… and, of course, to take other precautions, such as filling up your car’s gas tank and gathering water and blankets.
To have an easier time throughout a power outage, make sure you take steps before it happens to prepare. These days, unless it’s an extreme situation, power companies can get the lights back on within a day. If there are more intense circumstances, you may need to aid neighbors or travel to a shelter for the duration of the event.
Always be prepared for the worst by having a generator installed for these tough times. Get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric today to talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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