What should I do if the power goes out?
During an unplanned outage, please give us a call at 970-867-5688. Though we monitor a real time outage system that often alerts us to an outage before we start receiving calls, we still ask that you report an outage so we're sure we're tracking all members affected.
If you use a standby generator, take proper safety precautions. Always read and follow all manufacturer operating instructions. There should be nothing plugged into the generator when you turn it on. This prevents a surge from damaging your generator and appliances. Operate generators in well-ventilated, outdoor, dry areas. Never attach a temporary generator to a circuit breaker, fuse, or outlet; plug items into the generator once it’s operating.
Permanent generators should be wired into a house by a qualified electrician and include a transfer switch to prevent feeding electricity back into electric lines, which can be deadly for linemen.
To help you get through, have a storm kit prepared. Keep the kit in a cool, dry place, and make sure all members of the family know where it is.
More power outage safety tips can be found at Safe Electricity.