Winter is right around the corner and it’s time to start weatherproofing your home!

Here are some simple safety tips and tips from the CDC:

  • • Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home. – Make sure the batteries are working!
  • • Have your chimney cleaned annually.
  • • Insulate walls and the attic.
  • • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • • Never leave lit candles or other flames unattended.
  • • Bring your pets indoors please!
  • • Dress warmly and limit exposure to cold to prevent frostbite.
  • • Avoid getting wet to avoid hypothermia.
  • • Make a winter emergency kit to keep in your car and another one to keep in your house.
  • • Check the antifreeze level in your car and have the radiator system serviced.
  • • Replace worn tires with snow tires if you live in snowy areas.
  • • Keep gas tanks full or don’t let it drop below ¼ tank to prevent ice and in tank and fuel lines.
  • • If power lines fall on your car, warn people not to touch the car or power lines. – Call your local utility and emergency services.