Weather Prep

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Travel

Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving with Our 5-Point Checklist

Every year, we make a variety of transitions in preparation for colder weather. We swap out our wardrobe, update our thermostat settings, stock up on hot chocolate, and hunt down holiday-themed lattes, but what about your car? Many of us are a bit obsessed with automotive safety, and rightfully so as we rely on them to protect our loved ones in the event of an accident, but relatively few folks take the time to properly prepare their vehicles for winter travel. READ MORE

Winterize Your Home with Our 4-Point Shopping List

I often write about things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency. However, when it comes to actually doing completing these projects, readers can get confused about all the tools needed to get the job done, which means they wind up wasting time wandering around their local home improvement center. READ MORE

Who Do I Call if My Home Loses Power in Bad Weather?

Who Do I Call if My Home Loses Power in Bad Weather?

Losing your power is NEVER fun, but when it happens during a bad storm like Hurricane Patricia, that can get really nerve-wracking. If this ever happens, you must call your local Texas utility company immediately. It’s the utility company for your area that fixes any problems with the lines, poles, and meters delivering electricity. READ MORE

Seven Easy Steps to Winterize Your Home Before the Winter Chill Arrives

Winterize Your Home in Six Easy Steps Before the Winter Chill Arrives

A little planning and effort in the fall can set up your household for a warm, low-maintenance, and worry-free winter

Having a thorough winterization routine is one of the most important steps to keeping your home warm and comfortable all winter long. It’s also a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of every dollar used by your HVAC system as you switch from air conditioning to heating. READ MORE