Are you ready to take on the colder weather? The fall and winter seasons bring on so many fun activities and events! Who doesn't like carving pumpkins, making snow angels, or baking holiday treats? While there is a lot of fun to be had in the fall and winter, it's a good idea to prepare for your home and vehicles to withstand the cold weather as well. Being prepared for the colder weather will help your fall and winter months go smoothly so you can spend more time enjoying all the fun things these months have to offer!
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Having to deal with unexpected window repairs can add up to a pretty hefty expense. That's why it's a great idea to inspect your windows to make sure they don't have any cracks, water damage, loose seals, or any other issues. Finding these issues early on can help you plan ahead so you are not stuck with unexpected expenses. Window repairs can also help you save on your electric bill!
While it is fun to play in the snow, it's not always fun to drive in it! Winter tires are another expense that can really add up, if you're not prepared for it. With tire prices ranging an estimated $140 - $200 per tire, you can be spending anywhere from about $560 - $800 for new winter tires. Planning for this expense will give you less stress on your savings account and less stress on the roads!
Having your furnace tuned up every year for preventative maintenance can save you money in the long-run. Spending a smaller amount on maintenance fees is worth it to avoid having to purchase a whole new furnace if it happens to break down. Not to mention the stress caused by a broken furnace in the middle of winter. Making sure to have your furnace tuned up before winter is a great way to ensure the cold winter weather doesn't get you down!