The winter season can bring intense weather patterns and ice storms to many parts of the United States. It’s important to be prepared for any situation, including a winter power outage. It’s never comfortable when the electricity goes out, but it can be especially dangerous during freezing temperatures. So, how do you stay safe? From the team at Cyalume, here are four tips for what you can do during a winter power outage.
1. Grab Your Cyalume Light Sticks | It’s important to have emergency lighting solutions in your home for any situation. During a winter power outage, you may need to move around in the dark. Having our light sticks available to can aid in reducing stress as candles can be dangerous to keep lit and you may have run out of batteries for your flashlight. Our light sticks come in an assortment of colors and last up to 12 hours.
2. Stay Warm | Having emergency lighting is important, but what is more important is staying warm when the temperature begins to drop in your home after a power outage. It’s best to keep your doors shut and block any drafts that may be finding their way in.
3. Prevent Frozen Pipes | Prevent an expensive and inconvenient maintenance disaster from happening by allowing your faucets to drip when you’re in the middle of a winter power outage.
4. Be Aware of the Danger of Carbon Monoxide | Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat during a winter power outage. If you have a generator, make sure it’s away from doors and vents as you won’t want to allow carbon monoxide to flow into your home.