While anytime the power goes out isn't a convenient time for anyone, but losing your power in the winter can be especially dangerous, and you should have an emergency plan just in case you are faced with power loss over the winter months.
If your power goes out, don't panic. Often, it is just a simple fix. For example a fuse - so you'll want to check your fuse box first, and if that is the cause of your outage, it's a quick and easy fix.
Get in contact with your neighbors to figure out if the power is out only in your house, or if the entire block has lost power as well. Sometimes a downed power line can affect just one house, and other times it can affect entire streets or neighborhoods.
You need to act quickly to retain residual heat. Heat escapes through gaps in windows or doors, so placing rolled up towels or blankets near the bottoms of doors and windows can help hold in the heat longer while you're waiting for power.
If the power does go out avoid using candles and instead use flashlights to prevent fire hazards. Protect your home against harmful power surges by unplugging significant appliances until power is restored. Conserve your food and try to keep from opening the refrigerator and freezer doors.
For more electrical safety tips, contact the professionals at John's Electric today.