Be Winter Storm-Ready With Our Emergency Heating Service Experts
If you’ve ever experienced winter in Arkansas, you’re all too familiar with the dangerous conditions that all-too-often accompany it. From downed power lines to treacherous roads, staying safe is the number one priority in extreme winter weather.
According to ready.gov, an online resource from the Department of Homeland Security, an emergency preparedness kit is your best course of advanced action to ensure you and your family’s safety during a winter weather event. Losing power in the midst of ice and snow can quickly become a serious situation, and at the very least, result in uncomfortable conditions inside your home.
How do you prepare? Build your basic home heating emergency service kit, which could include the following items:
- One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Manual can opener for food
- A shovel
- Necessary medications
Additional preparations should include fully charging your cell phone and conserving battery life during a power outage. We also recommend ensuring your vehicle has at least a half tank of gasoline in the event that you absolutely must leave your home in an emergency. Don’t forget about family pets, as they will require additional food and water, as well. Road salt, sand, and cat litter are also excellent materials to purchase in advance to encourage melting and gain traction in areas where you walk outside your home, such as the driveway.
Emergency preparedness kits are also a good investment for your personal vehicle in the event that you get stuck on roadways in the midst of dangerous winter weather. Be sure to store these items inside the vehicle itself and not the trunk, as it can quickly become frozen shut. A comprehensive list of emergency preparedness kit materials can be found at Ready.gov’s website.
If you experience the need for emergency heating repair in the midst of winter weather, we are available for you 24/7. Middleton Heat & Air proudly serves as the emergency heating service experts in Central Arkansas, offering heat repair around the clock when you need us.