Posted September 23, 2016 by Vernon Trollinger
With cooler autumn weather already sneaking snow into North America, some homeowners are preparing their homes for winter. In these colder climes, this includes getting basements ready for freezing temperatures.
Posted January 19, 2016 by John Rose
It seems like Mother Nature is perpetually engaged in a game of chess pitting living things against the elements, and when you take into account all that they have to endure, trees seem to be some of the strongest players. For all of their strength and resilience, entire trees, not to mention heavy branches, can be taken down by accumulation of ice and snow. With all the harsh winter weather wreaking havoc, what do you do if it causes a tree to fall in your yard?
Posted January 13, 2016 by Direct Energy Home Services
During the winter, it’s not uncommon for some people to go an entire day without seeing natural sunlight — it’s dark during their early morning commutes, and after a long day at the office, it’s dark when they leave to go home. The lack of sunshine can make the winter season feel dreary, but in some cases, it can even contribute to a form of clinical depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.
Posted December 23, 2015 by John Rose
No matter where you’re from or what driving conditions you’re used to, snow and ice command a healthy dose of respect. Winter roads have their own set of rules and safety tips for drivers, from winter driving best practices to preparing your car for the season. Follow our winter driving tips to stay safe during your cold-weather trips.
Posted December 18, 2015 by John Rose
When it comes to winter ice around your home, the best defense against property damage and personal injury is a well-executed offense. Unfortunately, you can’t always be ahead of the weather, and if you’re facing the inevitable outcome of an ice storm or a blizzard, you need to know how to handle what’s been thrown at you.