The snowy winter days can be harsh but friends, family and the holiday season make it all worth it.
Snow, ice, hail and sleet can cause hazardous situations on the road and make it very cold inside. Many northern homes and old structures have old insulation and mainly brick or stone structure. A lot of heating and cooling systems can be outdated and need to be repaired. Heated floors, oil lamps, HVAC units, fireplaces and other things can be used to heat the home. Proper insulation will help the heat stay inside and not escape to the cold. Being ready is vital because the icy hazardous conditions can make travel for repairmen or HVAC specialists in your area very difficult. The great thing about having pre-winter repairs and check ups of your heating and cooling equipment is that you have peace of mind all winter knowing you have a reliable plan for staying warm. Some people like to use back up generators and things like flash lights in case they get snowed in or cant travel for food and water. Mountainous terrain is even more cut off and isolated in the snowy winter, and having a proper heater when you live off the grid is vital. There are many different heating units and they can be solar, gas or electric. Make sure you have a plan this winter before heading into it, and that you consider checking your HVAC units and other heating systems in the home. Being caught with a badly needed repair isn’t what you want happening in the middle of a snow storm!