Madison, Wisconsin, is no stranger to winter storms. Most people simply turn up the heat pump or furnace and wait until the storm passes. However, what should you do when a huge storm system is coming? What if the electricity is cut off and the heating stops working? When a blizzard or ice storm is in the Madison forecast, follow these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): • Purchase sand, salt, and snow shovels. • Gather firewood in case of heating failure. • Bring any pets indoors. • Stay tuned to a local weather station to receive the latest updates. • Make an emergency kit to put in the car. • Avoid driving if conditions are dangerous. If the heat pump or HVAC system stops working, consider the advice below: • Let the faucets run (just a little) to prevent the pipes from freezing. • Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning or other toxic fumes if you use a kerosene heater or other heat source. • Find a public shelter with heat to go to by texting SHELTER + your zip code to 43362. Read more tips from FEMA. Warm Wisconsin Winters Abner Boiler & Heating Company is here to help you stay warm this winter. Located in Madison, WI, we specialize in furnace repairs, heating tune ups, boiler servicing, and more. Our professionals are NATE®-certified technicians with years of experience in the industry. At Abner Boiler, we go above and beyond by meeting or beating the prices of our competition, servicing any make or model, and being available anytime — day or night. Call (608) 274-3077 to make an appointment. We look forward to serving you.