Now that it is the last week of November, bitterly cold temperatures, ice and snow could come at any time. The Better Business Bureau is advising the public to act now before winter weather arrives to make sure your home and vehicles are winterized. It can save energy and prepare you for an emergency, according to a BBB spokesman.
One of the tips Chris Thetford says is often overlooked is checking your gutters and ridge vents, and cleanin out any debris.
He says you should also get your heating system in tip-top shape to prevent breakdowns and save money in the long run. You may also need to service cars or assemble a cold weather kit, and at least once a year, it makes sense to check your furnace, put ice scrapers in your car and make sure your home is winterized.