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Hurricanes and blizzards are major weather events that can cause widespread extended power outages. The stress of being without power seems to make us forget the safety tips the government and media tries to drill in our heads, so print this info and tuck it away in the drawer with your candles and extra batteries.
We're lucky enough that we generally have ample warning that a weather emergency may impact us. But don't wait until the warning is issued as you may face long lines, shortages and higher prices. Shop for needed items now, while it's more convenient and you're not rushed and stressed.
The moment your power goes off, immediately go through your home and turn off all electric appliances and ......
With Fall just around the corner, maybe you've been considering adding a fireplace, insert or stove to help save energy costs or as zone heating by adding supplemental heat in chilly rooms. The calculator below helps provide a general idea of fuel costs and potential energy savings.
(I was shocked when I tried this to find that using a gas insert would save me $448, while using a wood insert would save me $449!)