January checklist

Replace your furnace filterReplace your furnace filter. It should be changed a minimum of every three months. Some filter styles need to be replaced even more often, especially if you’ve got pets in the house.

Take precautions outdoors. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and work slowly when doing outdoor chores. Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation and don’t forget your cell phone. Source: cdc.gov

snow shovelShovel safely! Take it slow and stretch before you begin and push, rather than lift, the snow. If you lift, use a small shovel or only partially fill it.

Tip of the month: Use wool dryer balls to save energy with every load of laundry. As they tumble with your clothes, the balls help separate clothing in the cycle, providing better airflow and a shorter drying time, and they absorb moisture, which also reduces drying time. Source: energy.gov