As the fall season gets underway, it’s a good idea to start getting prepared for cooler temperatures that come along with the season. The good thing about preparing properly for the fall season is that you can get a head start on your winter season preparations.
Below, Geneverse goes over a few ways you can better prepare yourself and your household for the unexpected.
Emergency Preparation Kits
Putting together an emergency kit for your household will help ensure you never get caught off guard. First, make sure you have flashlights, candles, or any other alternative light source independent of your electricity system.
Next, put together a first aid kit, which might consist of bandages, ointments, protective gloves, scissors, medical tape, cold compresses, tweezers, and gauze pads.
Pack plenty of non-perishable food items just in case the power goes out. The average refrigerator can only keep food cold for around 4 hours without power, so it’s important to have a decent supply of food you can rely on if things get hairy.
Be Prepared for Power Outages
As the weather gets colder it can also get more extreme. It’s not uncommon for power lines to freeze or for tree branches to fall onto power lines. Wind can also cause power lines to sway. It only takes about a quarter of an inch of ice to cause damage to power lines, which can result in outages.
Having a reliable source of backup power is the best way to be prepared for a power outage. However, gas generators cannot be used indoors. Gas generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide and can cause a severe reaction or even death in minutes.
A solar generator is your best bet for convenience and for safety. All Geneverse solar powered generators can be charged by wall outlet, car, or via our Geneverse solar panels. Our generators can be used indoors or outdoors for your convenience and safety.
If you’ve lived in your current region for an extended period of time, you likely already have plenty of clothing suitable for your climate. Make sure to have a warm jacket, gloves, and long Johns just in case the weather gets frigid.
When it’s cold, try to limit the time you spend outdoors. Signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, poor motor skills, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If you believe you are experiencing hypothermia or frostbite, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.
Staying Warm Indoors
You can weather just about any storm by safely staying indoors. Try to ensure that all windows are kept closed and any unnecessary and unused rooms stay closed off from the rest of the house to ensure your indoor areas stay warm.
Make sure to only utilize safe sources of alternative heat, which includes fireplaces, wood or coal stoves with small ventilation, or even portable space heaters. Keep in mind that a Geneverse solar generator can power most portable space heaters for 1-10 days on a single charge depending on frequency of use.
Invest in a Geneverse
There’s never been a better time to own a Geneverse solar generator. As the fall season gets into full swing, having a solar generator will help give you peace of mind and ensure that you and your household never get caught by surprise from severe weather events and power outages.
About Geneverse: Geneverse (formerly Generark) is the most reliable source of emergency backup power for your home and community. From the HomePower ONE power station providing portable access to electricity, to the SolarPower ONE as a source for recharging, never be disconnected from what matters most to you. Choose the size of Solar Generator perfect for you and your family. Learn more about how Geneverse and its industry-leading 5-year limited warranty can bring protection and security to your family on our website. Never face a power outage alone with a backup battery generator and solar panel from Geneverse.