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How To Winterize Your Home And Car

Updated on January 10, 2010

How To Winterize Your Home And Car

How To Winterize Your Home and Car

For those of us who live in regions of the world that has seasonal weather. Fall and Winter is knocking on our doorstep. So here are some tips or things you can do to winterize your automobile and your home.

As for your automobile:

*Verify that your coolant system in your car has adequate antifreeze, and that you do not have just water in your coolant system.

Use full strength anti freeze, especially in the colder areas where you may live. If you even attempt to use 50/50 antifreeze, you will regret it. When temperatures become frigid cold, ALWAYS use full strength.

*Always keep in mind that you must use the antifreeze specified for your automobile too.

*Verify that all of your hoses and belts in your auto are not frayed, or has holes in them

I love winter time, but winter will be very unforgiven to your automobile, if you do not properly protect your automobile from the extreme cold temperatures during the winter times.


*As for your home:

Check the insulation in your attic, if you do not have adequate insulation, go and purchase some, and verify that you're purchasing the insulation for your home, that has the highest rating for keeping the heat inside your home.. You can also have insulation blown into your drywall spaces and your attic as well.

*Eliminate all of the cracks and spaces in your home where air, water, insects, mice and rats can enter without any resistance.

*Verify that all of your doors leading outside, are absent of spaces, that will allow heat to escape. If I were you, I would fully inspect the outer and inner interior of your home.

*Check your roof on your home, verify that you do not have any loose shingles, cracks or holes in your roof.

*Verify that your windows are air tight too. You can put plastic linings around your inner windows to keep the heat inside.

*These tips will allow you to conserve energy and will help to reduce the cost of your utility bills as well.


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