Cummins Home Standby Generators

Winter Storm Season Preparedness Tips

Cummins, maker of home standby generators, has partnered with meteorologist Cheryl Nelson to provide tips on how you and your family can prepare for and stay safe during winter storm season.

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12 Winter Storm Season Prep Tips

  • Stock up on batteries, flashlights and chargers before a storm hits, as it can be several days before power is restored and roads are cleared from a winter storm event.
  • Make sure you have enough food and water to last for several days.
  • Clean out gutters and trim branches that could come into contact with power lines if covered in snow or ice.
  • Turn off outside water faucets and disconnect hoses.
  • Wrap any exposed pipes and your water heater with towels and blankets.
  • Make sure heating vents are open and unobstructed by furniture.
  • Keep indoor heat consistent and open cabinets to help heat flow near pipes.
  • Let water drip from indoor faucets to avoid freezing pipes.
  • Keep shades and curtains open during the day to allow the sun in.
  • If you must leave your home and drive, have blankets, shovels, water, food and sand or kitty litter in the car in case you get stuck in snow or ice.
  • In the event of a power outage, use plenty of blankets and winter clothes to keep warm. Never use a gas stove to heat a house in the winter.
  • To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run a portable generator in the garage or porch.

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Cummins home standby generators keep the lights on when utility power goes out due to severe weather or utility failure. It’s a safe, permanent backup power solution for your home.

Cummins generators are quiet, compact and reliable, and automatically turn on when there’s an interruption in your utility company service. That means you and your family are never without power.

It’s the ultimate in winter storm preparation.

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