Staying Safe During a Winter Blizzard

Brrr, it’s cold out there! And that’s serious business, especially when it comes to staying warm and safe.

So, let’s dive into some tips that will help you weather the storm (pun intended)!

1. Stay Warm Indoors

First things first: Staying indoors is like choosing to watch the blizzard on TV rather than being in the actual show. So, camp out inside and make sure your heating system is ready to rock ‘n’ roll.

2. Prep Your Home

Before Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, ensure your home is sealed tight against the cold. Insulation, caulking, weather stripping – these are your best friends in keeping Ol’ Man Winter at bay. It’s like putting a winter coat on your house!

3. Check on Your Neighbors

Remember, it’s not just about you. (Kidding, but you know what we mean.) Check on your neighbors before/after a winter storm, especially the elderly and kids. A quick call can make all the difference.

4. Avoid Travel

If the weather outside is frightful, it’s best to stay in where it’s delightful. Avoid travel during a blizzard. The roads can be treacherous, and getting stranded is no winter wonderland. Think of it as a great excuse to binge-watch your favorite shows.

5. Dress Like You’re in the Arctic (If You Must Go Out)

If you absolutely have to step outside, dress like you’re on an expedition to the North Pole. We’re talking layers upon layers. Cover your nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes. Frostbite loves these spots, so keep them under wraps. Hats, mittens/gloves, water-resistant boots, and a scarf for your face and mouth are essentials. Fashion meets function in the land of blizzards!

6. Keep Your Heating System Functioning

Your heating system is your knight in shining armor during a blizzard. Make sure it’s serviced and running efficiently before winter hits. And remember, never use generators, grills, or other gasoline- or charcoal-burning devices inside your home or garage, due to CO and fire dangers. Instead, just make sure that your furnace is ready for any blizzard, with our complete, extensive tune-up! We will check all electrical wires, terminals, and contacts. We also examine the condition of the air filter. We perform a combustion analysis to optimize burner operation, and, the heat exchanger and flue are also carefully inspected for cracks or corrosion. Other key parts like burners, safety controls, thermostats, ignition systems, blower motors, and condensation drains are all inspected for proper functioning as well.

Our tune-up is the real deal!

So there you have it – your guide to staying warm and safe during a blizzard. Stay warm, stay safe, and remember, spring is just around the corner… eventually! If you need Mechanical Man’s help, no matter the weather conditions, contact us online or call us at (574) 301-5748!

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