Electrical safety tips for closing the cottage
(NC) As the air becomes crisp, the leaves fall to the ground and summer comes to an end, there are several things for cottagers to think about. Security during the deep freeze of winter is one aspect, but also measures must be taken to ensure a safe re-opening in the spring. Take a look at this helpful guideline from Hydro One:
• Turn off all major appliances, your water heater, and electrical room heaters before you turn off the main switch.
If you decide to leave your electricity on to operate a security system or lighting, you should:
• Turn off the power supply to your major appliances at your main panel.
• Turn off the power supply to any space heaters. Otherwise, they may turn on during cold weather.
Here are some other helpful tips to follow before locking up for the season:
• Drain the plumbing system to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.
• Drain your water tank. Remember to turn off the power supply to the water heater before draining the tank to avoid damage to the heating element.
• Clean out your fridge and leave the door ajar to keep it smelling fresh.
• Make sure your fireplace damper is shut tightly to prevent animals from getting in.
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