Be Safe and Prepared! Extreme cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills are upon us! We want all our valued customers and friends to be safe and prepared. Here are a few tips to keep you and your home safe during this arctic freeze!
Inside your Home: • Keep your circulation fan running on your HVAC system to minimize cold spots in your home • Keep thermostats at a comfortable temperature day and night. Now is not the time to lower your thermostat during the nighttime! • Keep cabinet doors open under sinks for heat circulation especially for sinks on exterior walls • Keep a small trickle of water running at faucets to help prevent pipes from freezing • Catch potential problems early by inspecting any known trouble areas of your property at least twice daily for any signs of cold related damage • Check all chimney and exhaust flues to be sure they are clear of snow or ice • Inspect all carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and replace batteries if more than one year old
On the Road: • Don’t wait until you’re low on gas! Refuel every night to be sure you’re prepared in the event you become stranded! • Add fuel system additive to prevent fuel system freeze ups • Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle with water, high protein snacks, extra blankets, gloves, and hats • Check tire pressures as cold temperatures can reduce pressures • Park vehicles in a garage if possible