Monday, December 15, 2014

13 Items That Are Essential to Prepare Your Home For Winter Power Outages

Are you prepared in case your power goes out during the winter months?

Do you have extra batteries?

Do you buy food that’s nonperishable to keep on hand?

These are things you must think about in order to prepare for this winter. With the polar vortex rearing its ugly head again, we could be in for another brutally cold winter!

No one wants to be left in the cold for days without supplies. It wouldn’t be smart to know about the potential risks and not prepare for the worst. You’ll thank yourself later when you have enough supplies, and your family isn’t upset about being hungry or cold.  
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According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), there are a few essentials that should be on your list including:

  1. Portable cell phone charger
  2. Battery powered radio
  3. Extra batteries
  4. Portable heater or kerosene heater
  5. Dry firewood or gas log fireplace
  6. Fire extinguisher
  7. Flashlights or lanterns
  8. Drinking water
  9. First aid kit
  10. Rock salt or cat litter
  11. Canned / no-cook food
  12. Non- electric can opener
  13. Prescription drugs and other medicines

Is there anything on our list that were missing? Please let us know what you have stored away for safe keeping! We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Call us today at (734) 424-9555 to arrange an appointment for one of CMR Mechanical’s experienced heatingand cooling Ann Arbor technicians to visit your home or business. We’ll measure your home and survey your needs, and recommend the correct heating and cooling system to maximize your comfort. We pride ourselves on honest, quality service!

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