Whether or not winter is in full swing at your home, it's never too late to winterize your home. Follow some of these tips to prepare your home for the colder months ahead!

Exterior Preparation:
-Rake away any leaves or excess foliage from your home's foundation.
-If there are any holes or gaps in your exterior walls, squirt expanding insulation or caulk into them. This helps increase energe efficiency.
-Drain garden hoses and insulate exposed water pipes if you have any. This prevents frozen water from blocking your pipes.

Interior Preparation:
-Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to help circulate warm air.
-Make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. You'll be using more heating appliances during the winter and that increases the chances of fire.

Winter Weather Emergence Kit:
If something terrible happens and you lose power, and therefore heat, you need to be prepared. Here is a list of a few things to have in case of a power/heat outage:
-battery powered radio
-plenty of warm blankets
-bottled water
-plenty of food

I'm sure there are many other things you could add to an emergency kit, these are just the basics. So as the boyscouts say, always be prepared!