With the bitter temperatures, losing your power can cause you a lot of problems.
So what do you do if you're power is out when the temps drop this low?
First, make sure all doors and windows are securely shut so no cold air makes its way in.
Experts say even though it can warm up your cold pizza, don't use your stove to warm up your house; it's a fast route to set your home on fire.
Instead, investing in a generator would help keep your warm and your home safe.
And if power isn't coming back for two or three days, it's time to start thinking about protecting your pipes.
At that point, turn the water main off, drain the water from the first or second floor," says Troy Green, a plumber with Crawford & Company. "Get the water out of the house to stop your pipes from freezing.
You can also open or close window coverings to let in sunlight or insulate against cold and wind, especially at night.
Another important way to stay prepared is upgrade insulation in the attic, walls, floors, basement, or crawl spaces.
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