We use our electricity in different ways depending on the season. For much of the year, we are outside using electricity to make our lives easier. But during much of the winter, we are stuck inside trying to keep cozy and warm. With heat and trying to stay warm, there are always risks of fires, or run up electricity bills. We have generated some helpful electrical tips that will keep you safe, warm and maybe can help you save a couple dollars along the way.
Generators: One thing that we attribute to winter is snow. Almost every single winter, we are hit with a few big storms that take the power out. It’s not until this exact moment that people forget how crucial electricity is to their daily lives. Whether the electricity goes off for a couple hours to a week, it can be a huge inconvenience. We suggest that all families look into home generators. A helpful tool that will keep you at a piece of mind the next time a big storm comes through.
Portable Space Heaters: While portable space heaters are very beneficial in the winter, their are plenty of fire hazards that come along with them. To make sure that your as safe as possible, here are a few safety tips while using portable space heaters:
- Keep all fabrics, and newspapers a safe distance away.
- Plug the heaters directly into wall outlet. Do not use any extension cords or 2 in 1 adapters.
- Place your space heater in a spot that it can’t be tipped over easily.
- Stay away from using your space heater in damp or wet areas, unless it is specifically made for that use. Water could corrode the heater while also providing a shock hazard.
Wear and Tear: Be sure to check all your electrical equipment to make sure the are in working order. Any worn down or bent electrical cords and broken switches could be a cause for fire or electrical shock.
Be safe, smart and aware of your surroundings and everything should be okay. For further information about generator installations or other winter electrical work, please feel fee to give D.J. Richard Electric a call at 781-545-1256.