Order Propane Gas to Safeguard Your CT Home from Severe Summer Weather

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Andrea. Dorian. Imelda. Rebekah.

No, they’re not the names of characters from a new Netflix show. They’re names on this year’s Atlantic hurricane list – and there’s a good chance that you will be hearing more from at least one of them this Atlantic Hurricane Season.

While Connecticut does not typically find itself in the crosshairs of the worst of these powerful storms, their remnants can still have a big impact on your life and property – including inconvenient and potentially dangerous power outages.

One of the best ways to cope with power outages is to install a whole house propane backup generator* (sometimes called a standby generator), which restores power mere seconds after the grid goes down. A standby generator will not only keep your lights on, it will keep your refrigerator, cooling system, sump pump, home security system, and more up and running.

In a time where severe weather is becoming more common, a backup generator is fast transforming from a luxury to a necessity for your CT home.

Whether or not you’re ready to install a backup generator, though, planning for severe weather is the key to minimizing its potentially disastrous effects. Here are some pointers for severe weather preparedness for you home:

  1. Stay informed about the approaching storm by listening to news online and in your local media. It’s also a good idea to keep a list of important severe weather resources on hand.
  2. If you have propane appliances, schedule a propane delivery in advance of the storm in case the weather creates road closures and other delays.
  3. Charge all family cellphones, laptops, tablets, etc. in advance of the storm.
  4. Have an emergency kit prepared and ready. To learn more about putting together an emergency kit, click here.
  5. Test your smoke alarm and CO detectors every year; make sure they have fresh batteries before severe weather arrives.
  6. Consider purchasing disposable coolers and dry ice to preserve perishable food.
  7. If high winds are predicted, secure lawn furniture and other objects in your yard.
  8. Clear storm drains of any debris that could clog and back up rainwater.
  9. Establish a communications plan with family members and friends.
  10. If you have a backup generator,

Atlantic Hurricane season is coming – be ready! To schedule a propane delivery for your standby propane generator, contact the propane experts at Hocon Gas today.

*If you have recently purchased a propane backup generator and need a professional to connect the gas line for you, we can help. Contact us for details.