Winter’s lower temperatures can increase the chance of hypothermia, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body temperature drops below 95 degrees.
Normally, hypothermia happens outdoors, but it also can strike someone in a poorly heated home. Symptoms can include confusion, drowsiness, shivering and cold, pale skin. Especially at risk are seniors and those with health problems.
Make sure your loved ones and elderly neighbors are comfortably warm during extreme weather.
Keep your home safe and watertight this winter by taking the time to insulate water pipes.
Insulate pipes near outer walls, in crawl spaces and in the attic, using commercial insulation products or blankets.
If you plan to be away from home for an extended period this winter, make sure to keep the heat on to prevent frozen or burst water pipes.