Prepare for winter storms


The Lehigh Valley has been fortunate so far with mild fall temperatures, but according to AccuWeather, winter is coming. They predict that we will see frequent storms, above-normal snowfall, and a winter season that extends into early or middle spring. So, before the weather takes a turn for the worst, it is a good idea to prepare your home for winter.

During harsh winter storms, when the roads are treacherous, you spend most of the time in your home. When whipping winds and frigid temperatures hit, the last thing you want to deal with is a problem with your heating system. This is why we stress the importance of seasonal tune-ups and winterizing your home.  Winterizing your home includes tasks like, cleaning your chimney, adding insulation, and sealing gaps in ductwork, windows and doors.

Also, always keep an emergency kit of essential items. Batteries, a first aid kit, and a flashlight are a few things you should always have on hand. Extra blankets and warm winter wear such as hats, gloves, and scarves are other items that are beneficial to have during a winter emergency. Pick up a snow shovel and sidewalk salt early in the season. Many people often wait until a few days before a storm, leaving store shelves empty. Stock up on shelf-stable food and bottled water to last a few days. If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove, stock up on firewood. Finally, make sure you gas up your vehicle and snow blowers.

By following the actions above, you should be prepared for winter storms. If you haven’t had your HVAC system inspected, there is still time! Get in touch with us and we will make sure your system is in good shape before the winter weather hits.