With threats of cold winter weather on the way, I am wondering whether we will get to see a white Christmas this year. People seem to love it or hate it, but few people can deny that a snow covered landscape is a pretty sight. Personally I would love to see a snowy white Christmas this year, although I would prefer to wait until I have completed all my Christmas shopping before the snow starts falling. Once I can close the door to the world to sit back and relax then I will be ready for a deep white covering of snow.
If we see anything like the cold spell that some American people have recently experienced then we will need to get ourselves prepared. Some areas had over 30 inches of snow, causing major disruption and even deaths in Buffalo.
So, what should we do to prepare for a seriously cold snowstorm in the coming weeks?
For starters, we should ensure our home is sufficiently insulated and this begins with our front door. An old draughty door will have a serious impact on the temperature in your home and you may end up paying over the odds in heating costs. If you are due a new door, you should take a look at the Doorsan website where you will find a fantastic selection of timber doors for your home. Including some doors that have a Part L thermal insulation rating.
If there is a chance you may be stuck at home, then it makes sense to stock up on some food and drink with a long shelf life. You should also consider the risk of being stranded in your car. Getting a bag together for your boot with some spare warm clothes, as well as snacks and water and a shovel could provide some much needed comfort or even save your life.