Well, 2018 began with a bang (more accurately a bomb, as in “bomb cyclone”) here in Central Maine, with temperatures dipping below zero for much of the week all over the state. Our crews have been working around the clock to keep our customers safe and warm in these incredibly challenging conditions.
The good news is it appears as though the worst is over – at least for now. The not so good news is that we’re only in the first week in January, with several months of cold Maine weather ahead.
The biggest takeaway from this record-setting week could be that it reminds us how incredibly unpredictable the weather can be today: remember, we hit 34 degrees on Christmas Eve, and we might hit that temperature again later this week. When conditions are that variable, it’s more important than ever to be ready for anything.
It’s in that spirit that we put together these questions and answers for cold weather emergencies, which summarizes some of the most important information you’ll need during dangerous winter weather.
It’s also why we sometimes sound like a broken record about the importance of routine maintenance for your propane – or heating oil-fired heating system to keep your equipment running reliably – and why we talk on this blog about potentially life and property-saving equipment like propane-powered backup generators to provide insurance for your family during a winter power outage.
The bottom line: in today’s world of unpredictable weather, it pays to be ready for anything. Let us know how we can help you do that in the months ahead.
Stay ready this winter – contact us to learn more ways to stay one step ahead of extreme weather!