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6 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Here it comes… Winter! Those chilly days can mean treacherous roads, frozen pipes, the occasional power outage, and dangerously cold temperatures. A few steps taken now to guard against the perils of winter will save, in the least, inconvenience and discomfort, and in the worst cases, damage to homes and those inside. Here are six simple ways that will help you and your family be safe and warm when Old Man Winter comes calling.

1. Back up the Heat:

Most depend upon electricity, natural gas, or both to heat their homes. Winter weather often interrupts those services. Efficient propane and kerosene space heaters, used properly, are safe and reliable heat sources when you need it most.

2. Prep Your Ride:

To protect you when stuck on the highway, no preparation is better than having a 3-day kit in your trunk. Include high-calorie food, water, blankets, warmers, a flashlight, batteries, and a whistle. Such a kit can turn tragedy into a mere inconvenience.

3. Bundle Up!

As the old Finnish Saying goes, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothing.” Before going out in the cold, don long underwear, grab a coat, and make sure your hands, feet, and head are properly gloved, shod, and capped.

4. Carry hand warmers:

Lightweight and inexpensive, you will be so glad to have these with you in sub-freezing temperatures. Not just for hands, you can carry them inside your coat to warm your core, or drop them in your boots for toasty feet. This little bit of heat can make a big difference.

5. Wrap Your Exposed Pipes:

Few things are more unsettling, or more damaging to your home, than a broken water pipe. A simple winding of insulated tape or electrical pipe warmers will help assure that nothing disturbs your long winter’s nap.

6. Turn on the ceiling fan:

Sounds weird, but it’s true. Heat rises and, in still air remains high above the living space in a room. Reverse the fan direction and set it to low speed. This create4s gentle upward circulation that pushes that warm air down where you can enjoy it.

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