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Top 5 Blizzard Safety Tips

Posted by: on February 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments

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Who doesn’t love a snowy winter day filled with snow angels, warm cups of cocoa and cozy nights by the fireplace? But those of you who’ve ever been stuck in the middle of a blizzard know that there really can be too much of a good thing! So make sure you’re prepared for when these serious winter storms blow into town with our blizzard survival safety tips:

1. Stay inside!  Blizzard survival is all about staying safe and warm. That means seeking shelter and staying there until the dangerous conditions have passed. If you’re outside during a blizzard you run a very real risk of suffering from frostbite and/or hypothermia. And even if you are sufficiently bundled up to hold off these dangers, you’re still not out of the woods yet. Very low visibility and icy roads make for treacherous driving conditions. It’s also very easy to get lost in a total white-out or big snow drifts, whether you’re in your car or on foot.

2. Keep heating options open.  Downed power lines are common during severe weather so it’s important to have a back-up plan to stay warm when the electricity is out. If you have a wood burning or gas fireplace you’re in luck. Just be sure to always have all of the necessary fireplace accessories on hand in preparation for blizzard conditions. Kerosene heaters and generators are also great heating alternatives. Just be sure to maintain proper ventilation when in use and keep pets and children away.

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Break Out the Portable Heaters: The Groundhog Saw His Shadow!

Posted by: on February 2nd, 2012 | One Comment
Lifesmart Portable Heaters at The Home Depot

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Groundhog Day is here, and Punxsatawney Phil has spoken (sort of). Six more weeks of winter weather is on the ticket. Winter is going to come back with a vengeance. Be prepared with a portable heater from The Home Depot.

Confused about portable heaters? Not sure which one to buy? Here are a few portable heaters to consider.

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips: A Little Prep Now, Can Save You Money Later On

Posted by: on November 18th, 2010 | 3 Comments

As the temperatures start to fall steadily throughout the next couple of months, performing the proper seasonal maintenance will ensure your home is in working order as winter arrives. Below are some simple and affordable ideas for keeping your interior and exterior in tip-top shape throughout the cold months ahead:

Indoor Maintenance

Perhaps the most important on this list…take some time to inspect your furnace for leaks and replace the furnace filter. You’ll also want to check your home’s entire heating system once you’ve begun using it heavily, and include a test for carbon monoxide

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