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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

The Ultimate Winter Survival Guide: 15 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

"Surviving" winter, both in terms of safety and finances, is not at all automatic. Winter weather brings with it numerous challenges that will test your property's durability and your ability to cope with harsh and changeable conditions. Below, we list 15 tips that every homeowner should know to minimize risk...

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A Reality Check for Seniors Living Alone in Wintertime

With modern technologies at their disposal, more awareness of smart, healthy lifestyle practices, and a wider range of connectivity, seniors have developed into a stronger, more independent generation than history has ever seen before. Of course, as a senior living on your own, there are certain situations you need to...

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5 Ways to Get Help With Snow Removal for Your Elderly Parents

The winter months are tricky to navigate for anyone, but the group of people who faces the most difficulty is unquestionably the elderly. To start, seniors are very susceptible to slipping and falling--one third of people aged 65 and older falls each year, and approximately 31% of those are due...

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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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The Cold, Hard, Ugly Truth about Shoveling Snow

Approximately 11,500 snow-shoveling related injuries occur in the United States each year, 95 percent of them occurring at or near the injured person's home. While more than 20 percent of such injuries involve adults age 55 or older, the remaining 80 percent make it obvious that seniors are not the...

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