Blackouts are unpredictable, and it’s best to prepare for them while the lights and AC are still on. Consider getting a generator to keep everything working for a while if the grid goes down. Generators can be enormously useful, although they take professional care in order to safely install or maintain them. You can also install blackout curtains or reflective treatments on windows to help reduce the strain on your AC. And of course, always remember to stay well hydrated by drinking lots of water!
- To keep your air conditioner and refrigerator running, you will need a whole house generator rather than a small generator used for camping.
- Unplug all of your major appliances to prevent a power surge once your power does come back on.
- Heat blocking curtains and reflective treatments on windows can help keep your home cool while you have no air conditioning.
“And when the power does go out in the summer, all of the sudden you’re stuck without an air conditioner, without refrigeration, and generally without a way to keep cool. At least, this is the case if you don’t prepare.”