Major storms in our region – snow or otherwise – often come in the form of a Nor’easter. That means high winds and heavy precipitation. Power outages are a common result. When an outage happens in the middle of winter, cold temps can present extra challenges. It’s easier if you’re ready to weather the storm.
Bob Villa can help. He offers 11 Ways to Prep for A Winter Power Outage, including the obvious step of having flashlights and batteries on hand, and the more obscure, like turning down the temp in your fridge. Along with the list of “to-dos” Villa also suggests 10 Things You Should Never Do When the Power Goes Out. One tip: Don’t let your pipes get too cold. Villa makes the point that pipes in older homes are often not insulated. He also notes that new homes are usually constructed to prevent pipes from freezing.
Like the sound of new, updated and protected? Consider a move to a brand-new home. One of Montgomery County’s most popular communities is Sal Paone Builder’s Plymouth Valley Estates. For info, Rima Kapel at Vanguard Realty Associates.