ACARES Monthly Meeting -- January 10th 7:00pm -- CCSD Educatonal Support Center -- Happy Holidays and Safe New Year

Snowy HomeYou might wear gloves and a hat to protect yourself from cold temperatures outside, but did you know that your home needs protection, too?

With the proper maintenance, you can prepare your home for the winter season and reduce heat loss during a power outage.

 

 

Follow these tips from America’s PrepareAthon! (How to Prepare for a Winter Storm), including:

  • Hire a contractor to check the structural ability of your roof to sustain unusually heavy weight from the accumulation of snow or ice;
  • Insulate pipes with insulation or newspaper and plastic;
  • Allow faucets to drip during cold weather to avoid freezing; and
  • Have a professional inspect your chimney or heating equipment.

For added warmth, you may choose to use indoor space heaters. If you purchase a space heater, look for one that has an automatic shut-off or tip-over switch. Place the heater on a level surface away from high-traffic areas and flammable items such as curtains, bedding, or furniture. Make sure the room has enough ventilation to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.