Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stay Safe and Warm When Temperatures Drop

Stay Safe and Warm When Temperatures Drop

Contribution by Terrance Kirby

Winter is the most difficult season for people of all ages. As the temperatures drop, it becomes increasingly important to take care of your health and safety.

The first step to staying safe in the cold season is to make sure your home is prepared for freezing temperatures and occasional winter storms. Your house should be properly insulated. Winter drafts not only waste energy, but can also lead to reoccurring common colds. There are many materials available for insulating the home. If you are unsure of how to do it yourself, ask for help at your local home improvement store.
Another important household safety tip is to install a security system (www.securitychoice.com/home-security-and-safety-facts.html) that will keep intruders out of your house. You should set your home alarm before leaving your house. Your home will be protected and you won't have to worry about anything going wrong in your absence.
When you do leave the house in the winter, always dress appropriately. If you are in a rush, you might be tempted to throw on a coat and head out the door. However, by doing so you may be compromising your health.
Always be prepared for winter storms. When a storm is approaching, make sure that you have necessities such as food and water. Do not drive in hazardous conditions unless it's absolutely necessary. If you have to drive, be extremely cautious.
Winter is a challenging time of the year. Remember to always be safety conscious during the cold season. Take extra care of yourself and those around you.

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