Are You and Your Home Ready for Winter?

cold-weather-warningWinter storms can pack a wallop. But, people who prepare before temperatures plummet are more likely to stay safe and healthy during winter months. Before winter sets in take these steps to prepare your home:

  • Install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector that will sound in the presence of this deadly, odorless, colorless gas. Leave the house right away and call 911 if it sounds.
  • Stock up on water and nonperishable foods that don’t need to be cooked.
  • Have your heating system serviced to make sure it’s clean and working properly.
  • Install smoke detectors and check batteries each month.
  • Put together an emergency kit for both your house and car.

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