With the end of October approaching, we look forward to the holiday season. Unfortunately, colder weather comes along with this. Although this time can be a joyous period for many, we have to make sure that we are staying safe and healthy through the winter season. It is important to plan ahead and prepare our homes and ourselves for what lies ahead. The following preventative measures can help us prepare.
There are a number of reasons that could explain why the power went out, but typically it is weather related. While there is no reason to panic during a situation like this, it is important to be prepared. As the winter months continue to surprise different parts of the country (whether it is the lack of winter weather or the surprise of it!), it is crucial to know what to do when it’s cold outside and your power has not been restored.
Have you prepared your furnace for winter yet? We know it’s only October, but with the evening chill setting in, now is the time to make sure your furnace will be ready when the cold and snow hit.
Plan to set aside a couple of hours over the next few weeks, and work your way through the following tips. Not only will it give you peace of mind to check things out now, it also means that if something is wrong you’ve still got some time to fix or replace the furnace.