The cold weather is on its way, and there are a few things that are important to keep in mind to prepare yourself and your wallet for the temperatures ahead.
If your furnace is over 12 years old, consider hiring a professional to come and check it out. He will be able to assess it for energy efficiency, potential future maintenance, and any problems it may have. Heating your home is a necessity in the winter so making sure your furnace is working and ready to go is vital to a happy and toasty home.
Contemplate purchasing a snowblower. Hiring a snowplowing service can be costly and shoveling can take an inordinate amount of time and energy: investing in a snowblower may save you money and time. Snowblowers are easy to use and extremely helpful for clearing off large driveways.
Shovels, Scrapers, and Salt
Snow shovels and snow-melting salt are important purchases to prepare for the snow and ice. If you decide against a snowblower, use a shovel to get your car out of a bank of snow and clear off your driveway. Use an ice scraper to clean off your windshields after a snowstorm so you can drive safely. Ice buildup can be extremely dangerous, so salt is also an important purchase to ensure safety on your walkway and driveway.