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Preparing for Winter Weather

If you haven't already, take steps now to get your homes and families ready, and be sure to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and young children - those who can be most vulnerable during emergencies. Tune in your radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and further emergency information. Visit:

    http://www.ready.gov/
    http://www.listo.gov/
    http://www.redcross.org/
    http://www.weather.gov/chicago

for tips on how to prepare for snowstorms, dangerous driving conditions and other types of winter emergencies. In the event of an emergency please call 911. The Police Non-Emergency phone number is (630) 719-4740. Power outages should be directed to ComEd at 1.800.EDISON1 (1.800.334.7661).

ComEd offers the following no/low cost tips to help you prepare your homes for winter weather, manage your energy usage and reduce electricity costs.

  • Set your thermostat up to 10 degrees lower when you leave your home and before going to sleep. You could save up to 15 percent a year on heating and cooling costs.
  • Check your HVAC filter every month and change if dirty. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm thus wasting energy.
  • Replace incandescent holiday lights with LEDs. LEDs typically consume about 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer.
  • Inspect the caulking and weather-stripping around all windows, doors and openings for utility services, replacing as necessary.


Warming Shelters
Those needing refuge from cold temperatures can visit Village Hall (5 Plaza Drive) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or the Woodridge Public Library from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (3 Plaza Drive) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. In addition, a comprehensive list of warming centers, along with other winter weather information, in DuPage County can be found here.