How To Be Ready For Winter?

Winter is coming. And it gives too many signals before its does. You can see it in the fall color, dryness in the air, stiffness of your joints and bones, in the headlight of the vehicles that are on at six. You can also smell it in the Pumpkin Spice Lattes and gingerbread cookies. Winter has two sides to it. The first is the string of festivities that clutter these months such as Christmas, New Year, Easter etc. All these call for a jovial mood, night-long singing and dancing, baking cakes, and cookies in inviting friends etc. The other side is the chilling nights when the outdoors is blanketed with a layer of snow. The best preparation you can make to face this swing of season is to ensure that you a have a comfortable home that carries you through this.

• In winter months you will depend on your furnace to keep yourself cosy and comfortable in the house. As you put on your furnace after a length of some long months, the unit can exhibit many issues. One of these is CO emissions from the furnace. CO is colorless odor less gas. But CO exposure for a long time can be lethal. In a concentrated form it can kill you within a short while. It is difficult to detect its presence. A few of the symptoms are listed below:

o Fatigue
o Headache
o Shortness of breath
o Nausea
o Dizziness

In case of a leakage, the pilot light of your furnace will give out yellowish flame instead of blue one. Other signs of carbon monoxide leakage are lines of smut spotted around the furnace; an upward draft cannot be seen in the chimney; too much moisture found in rooms near the windows , wails etc.; flue pipes and other such conduits are rusty; water trickling down the base of the chimney, vent, or flue pipe. If you see these symptoms, contact a servicing professional immediately. It is a good idea to have a CO detector at home.

Winter months bring in incredibly dry air. This can cause the drying of the mucous membrane in the respiratory system. It can lead to dry and itchy eyes and skin. It can also make cracks in your furniture, wall paint etc. Therefore you should buy a humidifier for your house that will keep the house moist. These will humidify your nasal tract. It alleviates the symptoms of congestion, sinusitis, nasal bleeding, respiratory infections, eczema, and psoriasis. With a humidifier you need not crank your thermostat too high. At lower temperatures it will make you feel warmer. You will save energy bills as a result.

Winter is accompanied by cabin fever. Sometime temperature dips way below freezing pint. It prevents you from going outside for days. Closeted inside, you fell restless and feverish. In such occasions you can bake cakes and cookies; it will be good way of killing time. Moreover the smell of baking will make house feel fresh and fragrant.

Always ensure that the attics are well insulated. Opening in the attics leads to loss of hot air coming from the central unit. According to the Department of Energy, a properly insulated attic can save you anywhere from 10% to 50% off your heating costs.

Besides human every other species looks for warm comfort in summer. If they find an in route to your house, they will sneak inside without your knowledge. Bugs, rodents, and wildlife often get inside the house through holes in the roof and nestle up by the fire in peace. Seal the holes in roofs well to prevent their invasion.



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