Are you and your home winter ready?
We all know it, even if some of us are still in denial; winter weather is here.
The blowing snow, the freezing temperatures with even colder wind chill, all of it is upon us again for another go around. Are you ready for it, and I don’t just mean mentally? Have you gone through and winterized your home?
Below are things that the CDC recommends that you do to make sure your home is winter ready.
First you need to check your heating system.
Make sure everything is cleaned. Make sure everything works and make sure vents to outside are open and free of debris.
If you are lucky enough to have a fire place, make sure you inspect and clean both the fireplace and the chimneys.
Make sure you have working smoke detectors. Test them, replace the batteries, make sure they are working properly.
Having a carbon monoxide detector is also recommended. As with smoke detectors, make sure to change the batteries and check that it is working properly.
Be sure to visit CDC’s WINTER WEATHER webpage for more winter weather safety tips. https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.html