The Alberta winter is known to be unforgiving and it regularly causes misery to millions of homeowners around the state. Unless you can just bury yourself in the snow like a bear for a few months, then you will have to prepare your home for the vicious Alberta weather, so you are ready to face the cold snap head on.
This is especially true if this is your first time experiencing an Alberta winter. You might think that just a bit of snow is harmless and nothing to worry about, but we can assure you that if this is your line of thinking then you are in for a nasty shock.
In all honesty, you could find yourself under a blanket of snow for months on end, and when the snow storms start to get nasty, expect to use a lot more energy than usual and even find damage around your property caused by the bad weather.
Ultimately, this will hit you in the wallet hard, but by putting in the proper preparation beforehand, you might just end up smelling of roses in time for spring.
The only good thing about Alberta winters is that you don’t have to worry about being attacked by bears, and if you’ve ever come face to face with a grizzly bear intent on grievous bodily harm, then you will realize that this is a good thing.
Prepare your home for the Alberta winter:
Compare energy providers
Smart Canadians always compare energy providers right before the winter sets in, so they can be 100% sure they are getting the best deal. One company well known for offering extremely low rates is Epcor Energy in Alberta so you might want to give them a try.
Stock up on food
When the worst happens (and it does happen a lot), you won’t be able to leave your house for days at a time, especially if you live in remote Alberta miles away from the nearest town. For this reason, make sure you stock up on food, buying lots of tinned items and things you can store in the freezer.
Insulate your home
Don’t leave it until winter to improve the insulation in your home, because by that time it could be too late. Instead, get everything sorted a few months in advance, so your home is prepared for the cold weather.Read More