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Snow, Ice, and Everything Nice: Preparing Your Home with Power Equipment

December 19, 2023

Winter storms are weather events characterized by a combination of freezing or near-freezing temperatures, precipitation in the form of snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a mix of these, and often accompanied by strong winds. These storms can have significant impacts on communities, transportation, and daily life. Preparation during these storms is essential for safeguarding lives, protecting property, and ensuring that individuals and communities can effectively navigate and recover from the challenges posed by severe winter weather.

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Here are some steps you can take to get ready for winter storms:

Create an Emergency Kit:

  1. Non-perishable food and water for at least three days (e.g., canned goods, energy bars, and bottled water).
  2. Battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
  3. Flashlights with extra batteries.
  4. First aid kit.
  5. Blankets and warm clothing.
  6. Snow shovels, ice melt, and sand for traction.
  7. Extra medication, if needed.
  8. Important documents (ID, insurance, medical records).
  9. Money

Maintain Heating Systems:

  1. Ensure your heating system is in good working condition. If you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove, have it inspected and cleaned.
  2. Check and change furnace filters regularly.
  3. Insulate your home and seal any drafts to conserve heat.
  4. Consider investing in a backup generator or alternative heating methods if you live in an area prone to extended power outages.

Winterize Your Home:

  1. Insulate pipes to prevent freezing and bursting. Let faucets drip during extremely cold weather to prevent freezing.
  2. Clean gutters to prevent ice dams.
  3. Trim overhanging tree branches to prevent them from falling on your home during heavy snow or ice.

Stay Informed:

  1. Sign up for emergency alerts from your local government and weather agencies.
  2. Follow local news and weather reports to stay updated on storm warnings and road conditions.
  3. Use a weather app or NOAA Weather Radio for real-time information.
  4. Assign responsibilities for each family member during an emergency.

Stay Safe During the Storm:

  1. Stay indoors during the storm whenever possible.
  2. Avoid unnecessary travel on icy or snow-covered roads.
  3. If you must go outside, dress in layers and wear appropriate winter gear.

Remember, winter storms can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to be well-prepared and take necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during the winter season.

Champion’s Winter Equipments 

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When it comes to power generation equipment, Champion Power Equipment leads the market. With decades of expertise, we have produced trustworthy and robust power products for the US market as well as international ones. Our goods represent the pinnacle of performance excellence whether used for business, leisure, or the home. We produce electricity that eases your daily burden.

Using Champion power equipment during winter storms can be crucial for various reasons, especially when facing challenges brought about by severe weather conditions.Champion Power Equipment offers a variety of power tools and equipment that can be useful during winter storms. Below are our products commonly used for winter storm preparedness:

  1. Generators: Champion is well-known for its portable generators, which can provide a reliable source of backup power during power outages caused by winter storms. These generators come in various sizes and power capacities to meet different needs, from powering essential appliances to backing up an entire home.
  2. Inverter Generators: These generators, like the Champion Inverter Generator series, are known for their quiet operation and clean power output. Inverter generators are suitable for powering sensitive electronic devices, making them useful for keeping communication devices charged during winter storms.
  3. Snow Blowers: Champion offers snow blowers that can help clear driveways, sidewalks, and other areas affected by heavy snowfall. These machines are designed to handle various snow conditions, making snow removal more efficient and less physically demanding.
  4. Log Splitters: In colder regions, winter storms can lead to an increased demand for firewood. Champion’s log splitters can be valuable for efficiently splitting logs and ensuring a readily available supply of firewood for heating during winter.
  5. Power Cords and Adapters: Having the right power cords and adapters is essential when using generators during winter storms. Champion offers a range of accessories, including extension cords and adapters, to ensure a safe and efficient power connection.
  6. Pressure Washers: Winter storms can leave behind debris and dirt. Champion’s pressure washers can help clean outdoor surfaces, vehicles, and equipment affected by snow, ice, and road treatments.

When using power equipment during winter storms, it’s important to prioritize safety, follow manufacturer guidelines, and be mindful of proper maintenance to ensure the reliable operation of the equipment when needed most.

Also, our renowned customer support is available to you whenever you need it at Champion. Anticipating assistance might be exasperating. For this reason, our staff of extensively skilled and licensed specialists is here around-the-clock to provide you phone or live chat support so you can obtain the assistance you want straight away.

Should you want to address the problem on your own, our Help Center has a vast collection of articles and additional resources that enable you to promptly locate the solutions you require. On our YouTube channel, we also provide a variety of technical films that cover a wide range of topics, including maintenance and troubleshooting.

Ensuring your complete happiness with Champion goods and offering you unmatched service are our top priorities at Champion. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require assistance.