We’ll show you how to stay warm during power outages. Hopefully you will never experience a significant power outage. If your power goes out in winter or during a winter storm, staying warm can be difficult. Many times ice and winter storms will cause power outages. If you cannot use your electrical system for heat, you may find yourself looking for alternative ways to stay warm. The most important thing to remember is that alternative fuels need to be used safely. The University of Georgia website offers some good advice on heating safety.
Tips For Staying Warm Without Electricity
Make sure your HVAC equipment is working properly and well maintained before a winter storm occurs. Many times homeowners put off regular maintenance. When the weather gets really cold your heater or furnace has to work extra hard. If a problem is going to occur, this is when it usually happens. Winter storms can easily down power lines causing power outages. If you need electrical repairs during an emergency, we are available 24/7 to get you’re electricity up and running. If you know you will be without electricity for days, consider purchasing or renting a power generator.
How To Stay Warm During Power Outages
Only heat one room – Try to stay in only one room. Choose a room on the South side of the house. Make sure you allow natural sunlight in as often as possible. You can close off the room so that only a small area needs to be heated. Hang blankets or shower curtains in the windows to keep cool air out. Rugs and blankets can be used on floors that seem cool.
Dress Warmly – your body will keep warm if you dress warmly. Keep yourself clothed and use blankets to keep your body heat in. Wear a hat so that warm air doesn’t escape out of your body.
Eat Before You Go To Bed – If you eat before you go to bed, your body will be digesting. This will allow you to stay warmer.
Put Up A Tent – If you are keeping your family in one room, tents can add some heat. You can pretend you’re camping out. This closes off the area you need to heat even more. It also allows you to share body heat.
If you have questions about how to stay warm during power outages, call Rose Brothers & Sons Electric. We are your trusted Northern Kentucky Electricians.