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- On December 13, 2017
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- Ottawa, Safety, Tips, Winter
People in Ottawa are used to cold weather as the temperature regularly dips below freezing temperatures. However, there are homeowners that seem to be caught off guard by the cold weather every year! They’re then stuck scrambling when the first big chill hits to get their home ready for the harsh winter weather.
If you haven’t properly prepared your home—it’s not too late. Make sure you check the following tasks off of your to-do list.
- Install weatherstripping on outside doors and windows. This easy and quick task can drastically increase home comfort and can help keep energy bills down. Weather stripping will help seal in the warm air from your heating system and fireplaces and make it harder for it to escape out doorframes and windows.
- Stock up on basics and emergency supplies next time you’re out. It’s important to have some extra food, water and medical supplies on hand in case you’re stranded in your home during a bad winter storm. Next time you go grocery shopping, make sure to buy some emergency supplies.
- Schedule chimney cleaning and fireplace inspection. A secondary source of heat can be a life-saver during cold weather—especially if the storm knocks out the power. Make sure your fireplace is working safely and effectively and schedule an inspection from a professional. Read more about the importance of chimney cleaning here.
If you haven’t had the chance to get your home ready for the cold weather, it’s not too late! Take some steps today to help ensure that everyone in your home will be safe and comfortable during our harsh Ottawa winters.
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