As much as possible, use heat producing appliances early or late in the day.
Such appliances include clothes dryers, dishwashers, and ovens.
Keep blinds and curtains drawn where the sun hits your house the hardest.
This helps to reflect the heat away from the interior of your home.
During an electrical storm, do not use appliances, such as hairdyers, toasters and radios. Do not take a bath or shower. Make sure to keep batteries on
hand for flashlights and radios in case of a power outage.
Also, remember to use surge protectors on electronic devices and appliances.
In the event that lighting strikes or you lose power, your electronics will be protected.
Check extension cords before you use them. Not all extension cords should
be used outdoors.Make sure the extension cord you are using is rated for outdoor use before using it for yard work.
Make sure your extension cords are not frayed or cracked. You or someone else could be electrocuted. If it has frays or cracks, stop using it immediately and dispose of it.
SUMMER SAFETY TIPS