Aftermarket Insider Issue 79 - (Page 13)

Winter can be a rough time of year in most places. Whether there is threat of snow and ice, or just a mild change in temperature, winter can bring with it a variety of issues. However, with a bit of planning and some preparation, you can help your home, lawn and pet weather the changes. Here are some tips and tricks to help keep you and your assets from getting left in the cold. toolbox INSIDER VOLUME 79 15 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter Convert to Gas Unfortunately, traditional woodburning fireplaces tend to lose more energy than they produce, pulling heated air out of the house and sending it up the chimney. If you have natural gas or propane heating, consider having gas logs installed. Wash the Windows Washing the windows inside and out twice a year rewards you with sparkling views, unobstructed light and the opportunity to check for cracks and damaged caulking. Rearrange the Furniture Changing the furniture arrangement is an easy way to give your rooms a new look and feel for the winter. Call the Chimney Sweep Burning wood releases volatile gases that cool and condense on the inside of the chimney, forming sticky, smelly, highly flammable creosote. Allow enough of it to build up, and you run a risk of a chimney fire. As always, the Car Care Council is THE source for consumer information on getting motorists’ cars ready and running safely during the cold-weather months. For more information, visit Make Windows Airtight According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 10 percent of the air that leaks out of a house exits through the windows. Put the Ceiling Fan in Reverse Warm air rises, and the clockwise rotation of the blades forces the warm air down to where people benefit from it. Put Up Storm Windows Install storm windows to reduce air leakage year-round. AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 79 | 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 79

Aftermarket Insider Issue 79
President’s Message
Campaign Update
Industry All-Stars
An Aapexceptional Event
Member Profile
Technology Update
Campaign Update
Head of the Class
Impact Award
Market Intelligence
Government Affairs
Inside Technology

Aftermarket Insider Issue 79