Monday, January 6, 2014

Winterizing Keeps You Warm, Saves Energy, Money

by Catherine Carlton, volunteer contributor

Oh the weather outside is frightful…but my home is so delightful. 

Thanks to winterizing, of course.

This is one of many aspects of the Red Cross mission to help you prepare.

When it comes to winter weather and winter storms, here are the three key areas to be prepared:
  • What should I do?
  • What supplies do I need?
  • What do I do after the storm? 
And Red Cross as the answers for you with a Winter Storm Checklist.

Winterizing tips such as storm windows, weather-stripping tape, covering windows in plastic – help keep the warm air in and the cold air out. That keeps you warm, and has the added bonus of saving energy and saving you money. 

In addition to stay warm, many of the tips are about staying safe. What supplies do you need with you? Always have water, food, batteries on hand. 

And after the storm or cold passes, you need to continue to focus on your safety, but we encourage you to check on the safety of those around you – maybe some elderly neighbors may need some extra help. 

The Red Cross has all the information for you to be prepared. Visit for more information. 

Additional winter tips to have handy: 

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