When there is an electrical power cut or power outage, everything is a little different. It’s almost like you step back in time, right? You might think about getting out the candles or that oil lamp you still have around. Do you have an oil lamp? They are really neat. This time might sound like it can be turned into a little fun, but you’re also going to have to make some provisions. Here is how to prepare your home when there is a power cut.
First of all, is there a stair lift in your home? If so, you’re going to want to be sure that during a power cut, you are able to manually operate the stair lift. As you can imagine, you will want to check into this ahead of time if you have one of these lift in your home for getting up and down the stairs. Also, it is important to mention that these lifts often have battery backups these days as well, so keep that in mind.
What about the food you have stored in your refrigerator and your freezer? One thing about the food in your freezer is that it will be fine for hours. That being said, there are certain provisions you can make. One of them is using a blanket to place over the freezer and fridge to help insulate it and keep everything cold. Naturally, under these circumstances, the best thing to do is to keep the doors closed to both your freezer and fridge.
It’s a good idea to turn off all of the lights except one. You are going to leave that light switch on so that when the light itself comes on, you are going to know the power has been restored. You may know the the power cut is over based on something else coming on, but you also want to actually unplug many of your other appliances, the ones that don’t operate as standalone equipment.
Also, based on that last tip, it’s a good idea to turn off most of your light switches, if they are in the on position. Is it cold outside? If so, you’re going to want to put on a few extra layers of clothing. That will help you stay warm during this power outage.
Think about your electronic devices, too, especially your phone. Hopefully, your phone is fully charged. Whether it is or not, you’re going to want to minimise battery usage unless absolutely necessary. You want to keep your phone charged in case of an emergency. There should be a battery saver mode, and you can also darken the screen and keep it off when not in use.
These tips will help you out during an electrical power cut. There are other suggestions that you might want to know as well. Each house is a little different, too, so keep that in mind. Perhaps it is a good idea to take a look around your home so that you can come up with a game plan for if and when your power does get cut.