Arrange Ones Own Residence For Wintry Weather On This Daylight Savings Time

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Daylight savings time is a great time to complete some remarkably quick and easy home maintenance items! If you are an older person then a cold winter can keep you stuck inside for weeks at a time. The cool is coming in and the grass is turning brown. Daylight is in short supply now, so daylight savings time is on its way and most of us are getting an extra hour by setting our clocks back.

Though it may not be much fun, when the leaves begin to fall you'll want to think about how the upcoming snow and ice will affect the inside and outside of your home. When the cold weather hits you won't have a chance to tackle some of these home projects. Senior citizens may want to begin some of these home improvement projects early so there is plenty of time to find a professional if needed. We have been taught for years to replace the batteries in our home smoke detectors during this time, but there are actually a lot of quick things you can do to get your house ready for colder weather.

Install new Batteries: You may want to buy a decent pack of spare batteries and go around your house replacing them as you find them. There are many more battery-powered things in your home now than there use to be. All sorts of digital thermostats, monitors and flashlights operate almost exclusively on AA or AAA batteries now.

Check your heating system: Some heating repair companies offer sales or special deals for elderly citizens and regular customers. Remember: it is less expensive to pay for regular heating maintenance than to take out a new home refinancing loan to pay for a new furnace! The only thing worse than being caught without AC in the summertime is being stuck without heat in the wintertime. Be sure to inspect your heat system at least once each year. If you aren't comfortable checking your furnace yourself, do not be afraid to call in a professional.

Stock up on some needed winter supplies: There are some special supplies you only use around your home during the winter months. You might want to buy firewood, heating fuel or propane before a prolonged cold snap hits. Elderly people may also want to stock up on canned food, dry goods and even medicine ahead of time just in case a large winter storm hits. It is always a smart idea to buy winter tools like snow shovels and ice melt earlier in the season because supplies are often gone once the snow comes.

Most of these home projects only take a few minutes, but can save you thousands of dollars in possible repairs and could even save your life! Most of these things are practical steps you can take to prepare your home for winter. It is best to prepare your home for the cold and ice before the really bad weather hits. Senior citizens living in their own house will especially want to be vigilant about preparing for the colder months.
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This article was published on 2010/11/06