What Do I Do If The Apartment is Without Electricity?

Modified on Wed, 20 Dec 2023 at 07:37 PM

A power outage can happen unexpectedly and it can be a major inconvenience. Without electricity, you may lose access to lighting, heating or cooling, and electronics. 


In this article, we'll discuss what to do if your co-living apartment loses electricity.


Step 1: Check for Local Power Outages

  • Before you do anything else, check if the power outage is affecting your entire building or just your apartment. 
  • If your neighbors also have no electricity, the problem is likely due to a local power outage. 
  • In this case, contact the local power company to report the outage and get an estimated time for when the power will be restored.


Step 2: Check Your Circuit Breaker

  • If the power outage is limited to your apartment, it could be due to a tripped circuit breaker. 
  • Go to your circuit breaker panel and check if any switches have been flipped. 
  • If you find one that is flipped, switch it back on and check if your electricity has been restored.


Step 3: Check Your Electric Meter

  • If your circuit breaker isn't tripped and your neighbors have power, it could be due to an issue with your electric meter.
  • Check the electric meter to see if the dials are moving or if the display is showing any numbers.
  • If the meter is not functioning, contact the Habyt team or local power company to report the problem.


Step 4: Keep Food Safe

  • If the power outage lasts for more than a few hours, take steps to keep your food safe. 
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed to maintain the cold temperature, and avoid opening them unless absolutely necessary. If the power outage is expected to last for an extended period of time, consider storing perishable foods in a cooler with ice.



Conclusion:


Experiencing a power outage in your apartment can be frustrating, but there are steps you can take to stay safe and comfortable. By checking for local power outages, checking your circuit breaker and electric meter, using alternative light sources, keeping food safe, and staying safe, you can minimize the impact of a power outage and ensure your safety. 


If the problem can not be solved with the steps mentioned above, please create a Help Request through our Member's Portal or your Habyt App.

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