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Winter is Coming!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Winter is approaching quickly, get prepared now! Please read below.

Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. Taking steps early to prepare for a storm is the best way to keep you and your family safe. Heavy snow and winds can create power outages that can knock out furnace activity, leaving your home vulnerable to dangerous temperatures. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prepare you and your family for a winter storm.

Winterizing Your House:
With a few simple steps, you can winterize your air conditioning unit. Keep in mind they were meant to be stored outdoors, so snow, rain, and cold will not damage it. First, shut off the circuit–a metal lid by the outdoor system has an on/off switch. Next, wash the cover on a warm, dry day. Then cover the unit and any exposed pipes.

Next, you should prepare your water lines. Drain and stow away hoses, and turn off exterior water spigots. Many spigots have a shutoff valve inside the home. If you can, turn the water off from inside of your home.

Pressure Washers, Boats, Atv’s, & Jet Skis:
Drain Fuel or add fuel stabilizer, Change the oil, Drain water, Drain gear case lubricant, Store the product.

Non-perishable food items and extra water (a gallon per day per person) for people should be automatic when preparing for an upcoming storm, but don’t forget about those furry friends. Have extra pet food and meds on hand.

Not just for summer anymore, reversing the direction of your ceiling fan pushes warm air downward. If your fan turns clockwise, you’ll stay more comfortable during cold winter months.

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