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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Snow Without Shoveling

Let’s just cut to the chase: Shoveling snow sucks. It’s wet...it’s cold...it’s exhausting. Sure, it’s technically “good exercise,” but if we’re all being real here, the negatives definitely outweigh the positives when it comes to manually shoveling snow. Many Americans will resort to this method to remove snow from their...

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18 Ways to Save Electricity (or Go Green) this Winter Without Sacrificing Warmth

Winter readiness can mean many things, but the desire to "go green" and save on your electric bill must be balanced with the desire to stay warm and comfortable. To put it "colorfully," you want to find a way to go green without turning blue. Below we have 18 winter...

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Are You and Your Family Prepared for Winter Storm Season? Six Questions to Ask Yourself

AccuWeather is predicting above-average snowfall for the East Coast this winter, and a long winter for the entire U.S. What this means is: if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get ready for winter storms (especially if you live in an area where storms like these...

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Snow and Ice Removal Strategies for 'Do-It-Yourself' Homeowners

It’s important to keep your driveway and the pavements around your home clear of snow and ice to reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents on your property. When winter storms threaten, DIY homeowners have three approaches to snow management from which to choose: chemical agents that clear these hazards away...

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Garage floor damaged by de-icers? Here's how to repair it

If you live in a snowy climate and routinely park your vehicle inside a garage, you know that winter weather impacts more than just your driveway and outdoor pavements. It also affects garage flooring by leaving salt stains and other marks on the concrete surface. Below, we take a look...

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