If you have recently relocated to a colder region where you will now have to deal with snow and ice for the first time then you want to make sure you are educated on how to prepare for those cold winter months. Not only do you want to make sure you are able to stay comfortable, but you also want to keep your heating costs to a minimum and make sure you are able to deal with any weather related emergencies that may happen.
Stock up on wood
As soon as you move to an area where you know you are going to be dealing with harsh winters, you want to find someone to purchase cords of wood from. This way, you can get your order in before the cold weather hits so you don't have to worry about having a hard time getting some wood delivered.
Get prepared to salt areas where ice can be problematic
Get yourself a big bag of rock salt so you will be ready with it to spread it around any areas where there will be ice on your walkways so you can avoid falling. Also, you can put some of it on your roof in areas where you expect ice to form so you can avoid ice dams which can be dangerous for people and items under the roof at the time the ice falls from the roof.
Protect the plumbing
Make sure your sprinkler system is off before those freezing temps arrive. Also, put insulation tape on pipes exposed to the elements and leave the inside taps dripping during freezing temperatures. The main goal will be to make sure your outside pipes aren't allowed to freeze or you can find yourself dealing with bursting pipes once they begin to thaw. Burst pipes can lead to a lot of damage that even goes beyond your plumbing.
Have your heater serviced
You should consider having an HVAC tech come to your home to service your heater before you end up needing to turn it on. This will decrease the chances of you finding out the heater won't work when you need it the most. Keep in mind that putting off having it serviced until later in the season can cause you to have to wait awhile to get someone out because other people need their help at the same time due to finding out their systems aren't working as they expected.Share
4 April 2017
The quality of the air in your home is something that you should keep in mind every day. If the air that you breathe each day is filled with impurities, it can cause you to get sick more often and complicate matters if anyone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies. This blog is all about purifying the air in your home. You will learn everything about filtration systems and filters for your heating system to what you can do around the home to keep the air as clean as possible and create a healthy living space for your family.