Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
With possibilities of snow in the forecast for this week, there's no denying that winter is on its way. Here are a few things to do to prep your home for winter:
- Drain the rain barrel. We all know that water expands as it freezes, so ice can destroy a rain barrel. Drain your barrel...and turn the flow off so that any rain water now goes into the downspout and by passes the barrel. Just think of all the fun you'll have turning the flow back on in the Spring.
- Change the direction of your ceiling fans so that the downside edge is going forward - clockwise. This will force warm air that gets caught near the ceiling back down.
- Rinse out your reuseable filters on your forced air heating system. I do this on the 1st of every month just so I am sure to remember to do it.
- Buy a bike light!! While you can see cars, you're almost invisible to them ...and other cyclists as the sun starts to set. Don't become another bad DC bike stat!