Hints & HELP!
by Lorene Bartos, Extension Educator
This article appeared in the November
16, 2003 Lincoln Journal Star Newspaper.
your home ready for winter? Its time to make a check
of your home to make sure everything is in order for the
cold wintery weather.
of all check around the outside of the home. Make sure the
following things are in order.
Gutters are cleaned and repaired, if needed.
* Hoses are drained and put away.
* Leaves and trash from flowerbeds are removed.
* Replace screens with storm windows, if necessary.
* Cover the air conditioner.
* Put patio furniture in a protected area.
be sure your equipment for snow removal is available. Check
your snow blowermake sure it is working. Put snow
shovels in an easy to get to place. If you need to replace
shovels or scrapers now is the time to do it.
the outside area is taken care of check the inside of your
home. Make sure there are no leaks around windows and doors.
Caulk or use weather stripping to repair any problems.
sure your furnace is in good working order. Most homes have
probably been using heat already this fall. If you use a
fireplace or wood burning stove check them also.
the prediction of higher heating bills this winter take
precautions to reduce energy use. Think about dressing warmer
and keeping the temperature set lower. Open drapes to let
in warm sunlight and close them in the evening to keep out
the home is important. It will save time and money and increase
the longevity of your home.
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