Experts: Make sure you’re ready before the cold arrives

Published: Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 16:57 PM.

“You can only run so many units on one breaker before it’ll trip,” he said.

He said those shopping for ways to warm up can look at the store’s website to get an idea before they venture into the store itself.

“Otherwise you just need to know how much space you’re trying to heat and where in the house you’re trying to do it in — is it an aesthetic thing or is it really for heat, those are the two main things you’re looking at,” he said.

For those who use propane to heat their home, Great Gas Heating and Air manager Jeff Allen recommends having the unit serviced before the cold hits.

Allen said that typically when the first cold front comes through, many users try their system for the first time since last winter and find that they are having a problem with it.

“It’s basically just being prepared and, it’s like if you have a hurricane bearing down on you, you want to make your preparations before it hits,” he said.

Allen also recommends that folks keep an eye on their propane usage to be sure they don’t run out when they’ll need it or signing up for a keep-fuel program, so the company will monitor the propane levels and fill it when necessary.

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