The hurricane season has been fairly uneventful this year, but with two more months left for a wild storm to churn up, it is best to be prepared. One of the most common side effects of a severe storm is the power going out. This is pretty standard and should be counted on happening. If you are not familiar with power outages, the tips provided by your electrician in Fort Lauderdale will help you get ready, just in case. The team at Elcon Electric can answer any additional questions you may have.
1-Unplug things like your Smart TV, computers, gaming equipment and your electronic devices. When the power does come back on, there will be a surge that could actually damage some of the most sensitive devices.
2-Avoid opening your refrigerator or freezer. You want to keep the cold air trapped in the freezer and fridge for as long as possible. You can get up to 24 hours out of your freezer and about 4 hours out of the fridge before it starts to warm up.
3-Consider investing in surge protectors for your electronics. A Fort Lauderdale electrician can explain more about whole home surge protectors that will protect everything that requires electricity in your house.
4-Put together a small kit to pull out when the lights go out. Things like flashlights, extra batteries, emergency phone numbers and candles will provide you with enough light to see.
5-Consider having a standby generator installed by an electrician. Fort Lauderdale homeowners will appreciate having a steady source of power as a backup to the main grid. These handy appliances take the stress out of power outages caused by severe storms.
If you have any more questions or would like to schedule your whole house surge protection or generator installation, give Elcon Electric a call today. It’s never too late to prepare for storm season.