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Winter Survival Tips

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As the cold winter bears down upon us, it is important to make sure we are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Read below for some quick winter survival tips to make sure you have an uneventful winter season.

Change your Furnace Filter

It is recommended to do this each season as a minimum which will keep your HVAC system running smoothly. Be sure to replace your filter with the correct size to ensure proper functionality. Moreover, please make sure to also check all batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep you and your family safe.

Keep Snow and Ice from your Foundation

This has a two-fold benefit. On one hand, you can avoid any pesky and expensive basement leaks. Also, on the other hand, keeps any important venting system free of debris. This is not only incredibly important for safety but also keeps everything in working order as we cozy up with our hot chocolate in the warm indoors.

Make Sure Your Gutters are Clear

This ensures that any snow that collects on the roof melts into where it should and is drained appropriately away from the house. Ice and debris buildup can cause roof damage that can get costly.

Load up on Ice Melt

              Ice melt is a wonderful product that helps prevent you or anyone else from slipping on your property. Also, this can be laid down before a snowfall to help make the process easier when it is time to shovel. Over the years this product has developed to be more pet and environmentally friendly than its counterpart, salt.

Winter Car Preparedness

  • Make sure you have plenty of windshield wiper fluid
  • Install winter tires
  • Check your tires air pressure
  • Have a small emergency supply kit

Insulate any Drafty Windows to keep Heating Costs Down

This is “easily” done with a kit you get from your local hardware store and is easy to do on your own! If you have a few drafty windows in your home, an afternoon spent tinkering could save you $100’s on your heating bill this winter.

Conclusion

In Conclusion, winter isn’t always considered to be the best season; however, hopefully, we have made it a little easier to enjoy. By following these winter survival tips, you will be set up for anything this winter wants to throw our way. Cuddle up and enjoy!

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