With winter in Central Oregon only a few weeks away, anyone who lives in towns like: Bend, Redmond, Sunriver or Prineville will most likely start thinking about cold winter weather now, since we’ve already had our first winter like conditions of 2013.
In this post were going to cover the top things that you can do to winter proof your home and make sure that you are completely prepared for when you have to deal with snow and ice around your home on a daily basis during winter 2013.
Have Plenty Of Traction
The first step to winterize your home is to make sure that the outside of your home has plenty of traction; this includes using rock salt on the walkways around your home and sand or gravel on unpaved roads to ensure that you will have plenty of traction especially during parts of the winter when it’s not easy to drive on some Central Oregon Roads.
Get Your Equipment Ready
Before we have our first heavy snows of winter, make sure that you are prepared for winter; by tools we mean snow shovels and other equipment that you can use to clear your driveway or walkways during the winter quickly and easily.
If you don’t intend to clear snow from your walkway or driveway, at the very least you should have the phone number of a reliable removal company on standby so that you can make a call at a moments notice and have snow cleared from your walkway or driveway.
Your home may have electric or gas parakeet but, will you be prepared if the power goes out during winter and you are not able to heat your home? To ensure that your home will stay warm during the winter you should invest in an affordable oil heater from one of Central Oregon’s local stores just to ensure that you have a secondary source for emergency heat should you need it.
Winterize Your Home
Last of all, but most important, you should winterize your home by checking seals around doors and windows, adding new caulking if needed, sealing cracks around baseboards, replacing the air filter in your heating system, and making sure that your family has plenty of winter clothing ready now before it starts to snow.
To learn more about the best tips that you could fall to get ready for winter, or to get an affordable central Oregon car insurance quote, contact the Farnsworth Agency today by calling us at 541-318-8835.