This would normally be a topic reserved for the spring time, but with the unseasonable warmth and rainfall in the forecast, it doesn’t feel a typical January here in the Stateline!
If you wrote down all the things people don’t like about winter on a single piece of paper, the list would probably reach the moon and back. And today we’re adding one more thing onto that list!
From us to each of you, we extend a most sincere “Thank you” for your support in this past year. You are why we exist. We try not to take that for granted. You have many choices and we are grateful to have earned your business.
The holidays are here. You may have multiple guests over for dinner or a large Christmas party. Out of town family or friends may be taking over part of your space for an extended period of time. With all that you need to do, it is hard to remember to check and see that your house is in proper condition to deal with the winter weather. You certainly do not need a disaster and you want your guests to remember your gathering as a hassle free pleasant visit.
Here are some thoughts/questions that we have all had regarding our furnace. Is it doing as good a job as last year? Can it make it through one more season? What if it does not work when it’s super cold? Will I get hit with a large repair bill? If it does make it, will I be ready to replace or will I roll the dice again?
Carbon monoxide (CO) has no distinct odor, color or taste. It is the “silent killer.” There is no way to know it is around until you start to feel sick or a carbon monoxide detector in your home goes off. CO is found in fumes produced anytime you burn fuel in cars or trucks, stoves, lanterns, fireplaces, water heaters or furnaces.
When the weather outside is frightful, be prepared for winter car woes. Winter weather provides unique challenges to test our sanity and driving skills. Let’s look at some ideas that may be new to you that should reduce or eliminate some of the hassles that you face.
Maybe you already feel it. Or at least you fear its arrival. What is it? It is the twinge we get this time of year about weight gain over the holidays. It can be scarier than the ghosts and goblins of Halloween. Oh well, there is always the New Year’s resolution!
Thanksgiving is next week and brings us to the time of the year when we really put our kitchen garbage disposal through the paces. Not only do we put a larger volume of “stuff” thru the disposal, but we do things that are hazardous to its operation.
Dust, pollen, smoke, chemical sprays, mold, fungus and germs can build up in your furnace ductwork. This creates a “chemical soup” that can cause sinus problems, intensify allergies and aggravate those with breathing difficulties.