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Heat Gain

In warm climates, where summertime heat gain is the main concern, look for windows with double glazing and spectrally selective coatings that reduce heat gain.
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Storm Safety

If a tropical storm or hurricane warning is issued, take the following precautions: Shutter or board up all windows; bring in all outdoor furniture and objects that might become wind-borne and endanger neighboring property; secure any sliding windows or doors with by...
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Generator Test

Be sure to test your back up generator every year, especially prior to the cold seasons when it is imperative it work. Also check the oil level, spark plug and fuel filter as prescribed by the owner’s manual.
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Prepare for a Winter Storm

Prepare to survive on your own for at least three days. Assemble a disaster supply kit. Be sure to include winter specific items including rock salt to melt ice on walkways, sand to improve traction, and snow shovels. Keep a stock of non-perishable food and extra...
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Winterize Your Home

Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel supply. Insulate walls and attic. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows. Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic.