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Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home    Block the leaks. Check the most common areas that leak, such as recessed lighting, window frames, doorframes, attic hatch, plumbing and electrical bypasses in the attic, and electrical outlets. Use weather-stripping, door sweeps, foam, and caulk to seal up the leaks. Insulate. You should have a minimum of 12 inches of insulation in […]

How to Prepare My House for Extreme Cold Weather

How to Prepare My House for Extreme Cold Weather The time to prepare your home for extreme cold weather is before it arrives. Inadequate insulation and air leaks can cause cold drafts and increase your heating costs significantly. A few inexpensive DIY fixes around doors and windows will save money and heating fuel. And if a […]

Winter Energy Saving Tips

Winter Energy Saving Tips – More Ways to Save on Your Winter Utility Bill This is an excerpt from the article “Winter Energy Saving Tips”. For more information please visit www.pnm.com. More ways to save on your winter utility bill Get your furnace inspected and tuned up by a heating professional. Have your home properly insulated and […]

Cyber Monday don’t let cyber grinch steal your passwords

On Cyber Monday, Don’t Let a Cyber Grinch Steal Your Holiday Spirit…Or Your Passwords As bargain hunters take to the Web this Cyber Monday in search of holiday deals, the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign reminds online shoppers to be wary of the cybersecurity risks of theft, fraud and abuse. While many businesses offer great deals during the holiday season, cyber […]

Severe winter weather can cause many problems

www.merchantsgroup.com F 099 7 2013 Pg 1 of 2 Severe winter weather can cause many problems. Winter weather can arrive in many forms: snow, ice, rain, blizzards, and high winds. Many times it is a combination of any of these. Properly preparing for winter weather can reduce the possibility of a loss to your building […]

If Caught In A Winter Storm

13Jan / 2015 If Caught In A Winter Storm Outside Find shelter: Try to stay dry. Cover all exposed body parts.| No shelter: Build a lean-to, windbreak or snow cave for protection from the wind. Build a fire for heat and to attract attention. Place rocks around the fi re to absorb and reflect heat. […]

Be Prepared: Winter Storms Are Deceptive Killers!

Be Prepared: Winter Storms Are Deceptive Killers! At home and work primary concerns are loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. At Home: Flashlight and extra batteries. Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information. These may be […]

Protect Your Workplace: Learn All About Suspicious Packages

12Jan / 2015 Protect Your Workplace: Learn All About Suspicious Packages Do you know the warning signs of a potentially dangerous letter or package? And what to do if you come across one? You can find out in just a few minutes, thanks to a newly revised“Suspicious Mail or Packages” poster developed through the joint […]

Traveling This Thanksgiving? Stay Safe On The Road

Traveling This Thanksgiving? Stay Safe On The Road Many people will travel to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday and the American Red Cross has travel tips holiday travelers can follow to arrive safely at their destination. ON THE ROAD Most holiday travelers get to where they are going by car. To arrive safely, […]

Product Safety Tips for Turkey Fryers

Product Safety Tips for Turkey Fryers Turkey fryers UL considers turkey fryers to be dangerous to use presenting numerous safety hazards to consumers. “We’re worried by the increasing reports of fires related with turkey fryer use,” says John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager of UL. “Based on our test findings, the fryers used to produce those […]