If you live in a house that is located in a state that gets cold temperatures and winter storms, your heating bill can be very expensive. The Department of Energy predicts that prices for natural gas and heating oil will rise again this winter compared with last—and that's after a year in which heating-oil prices rose sharply in most parts of the country.
A lot of people choose to turn down the thermostat to try to conserve energy and save money during the winter. Sometimes t
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Who: Roof ice and ice dams result from heat escaping from the attic or space in the roof. This heat builds up and melts snow that is built up on the roof. The water then runs along the cold edge of the roof and forms an ice dam once it freezes. Ventilation, insulation, solar orientation, tree coverage, home architecture, snow cover, and weather conditions are all factors that can cause ice dams on the roof of a home. All houses are different in style,
Winter is here and between the bitter cold and dangerous weather conditions, it can be a little nerve wracking to deal with. As a home owner it is key that your home is prepared for the coming winter months. An emergency in the home can cause serious damage to both your house and your family. Be proactive and take these 5 easy steps to help better prepare your home for the harsh winter months ahead. 1. Backflush your water heater Winter means frigid weather and frigid weather