Winter Readiness For Your Home
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, which means winter weather is right around the corner. With the snow filled days ahead, there are a few things to start thinking about to make sure you’ll be ready for what Mother Nature throws our way.
With the memories of last winter still giving us chills, packing and maintaining a Winter Safety Kit will help ease the stress of blizzards, ice storms and possible power outages. Plus, being prepared will help ensure the safety and warmth of you and your family this winter season.
When the flakes start to fly, most people reach for a shovel or ice scrapper. Although these seem like obvious winter safety tools, they are also the hardest to find after the first snow storm.
Some other items to include in your Winter Safety Kit are:
- Non-perishable food that is easy to prepare, such as energy bars and cereal.
- A first-aid kit which includes any additional medication you may require.
- Battery operated lanterns, a clock and radio (and extra batteries).
- Candles and matches.
- One gallon of water per person per day (a three or four day supply is recommended).
- An extra battery pack or solar charger for your cellphone.
- Disposable plates, cups and plastic utensils.
- A deck of cards, a board game, or some other activity to keep your family amused.
- Extra gas for your snow blower and vehicle.
If your home is heated by propane or heating oil, it is always a good idea to make sure your equipment is clean and in good working order before the heating season. Also, being set up for auto-delivery will help eliminate the worry of making sure your tank is full.
Being prepared can help take the worry and stress out of the upcoming winter storm season. For more information on ways that Irving Energy can help make sure you are prepared for the season ahead, you can always reach us at 1.888.310.1924.
Stay safe this winter!
Posted on November 17, 2014