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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Power's Out Checklist

So, yesterday's list was power outage prep.  Today we have "Power's Out Checklist."

__ Are all the pots and pans off the stove?  Are the stove range and oven turned off?

__ If you have a space heater, make sure it's at least 3 feet away from furniture or other flammable objects.  Keep it unplugged when not in use.

__ In cold weather, maximize heat coming from the sun.  Open shades, curtains or louvers so that sun may heat the glass.  Close them when the sun is no longer shining directly to hold in the heat.  In hot weather, minimize heat by closing the shades, curtains, and louvers. 

__ Unplug a few appliances (toaster, microwave, TV, etc) and turn off lights that were on so you don't overload the circuits when power is restored.


Melan Mon said...

The checklist is great and is really a good way of making people remember how important preparation and safety during unexpected events like power outage. Thank you for sharing and it can be very useful to readers. I like all the idea especially on using the heater.

Expatriate Tax Services said...

We definitely need to check these things. Like the old saying goes, "Prevention is better than cure."