Sep 10, 2017

A Stress Free Winter Welcome

A Stress Free Winter Welcome

Autumn is the time of year to prepare your home for the winter months that lie ahead. By doing a little prep work now will save yourself plenty of headaches once the snow starts to fly. This includes getting the house ready for cold weather, getting ready to handle the winter storms, and making sure you have everything you need to enjoy those cozy days at home.
House Ready
Your house provides you with the protection you need during the hard winter months, but you still need to prepare. This includes making sure that your heating system is operating properly. Have a professional HVAC person check out your heater and do any routine maintenance that is needed. This is also the time to make sure your fireplaces and wood stoves are clean and ready for use. Have the chimneys inspected by the experts from companies like Complete Chimneys to avoid fire hazards. Click here for more information.

Winter Storms
Winter storms are inconvenient, but they don’t have to be tragic. Preparing ahead of time will allow you to handle the cold temperatures and heavy snow without any problems. Place snow shovels, ice scrapers, and snow brushes where you can reach them quickly. This saves time when storms strike overnight and you have to get to work the next day without too much delay. Put together an emergency kit in case of power outages. Include a battery powered weather radio and flashlight. Stock up on non-perishable foods.

Winter Fun
Keep the long winter months from dragging on by preparing for some fun. Sleds, snowboards, and snow block builders are a must as well as hot chocolate and cookies for a warming snack after playing outside. Board games are nice to have on hand for a diversion as well as craft projects that the entire family can help with. Add plenty of throw pillows and blankets to the sofa and chairs so you can stay warm and cozy while watching movies.

Now that you know you are well prepared for whatever winter brings your way, you can sit back and relax. Getting everything ready ahead of time allows you to enjoy the colder months without the usual headaches and concerns. You might even grow to love this special time of year.

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