Major Purchases You Should Make Before Winter - Baird & Warner
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Major Purchases You Should Make Before Winter

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.

Furnace Replacement
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.

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