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by winterizing your home---like closing the damper when not using your fire- Aylward Real Estate Services Real Estate Appraiser Estate Broker Buyer Representative 75 Court St. PO. Box 1092 Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2655 Fax (530) 283-2681 AUTIFY YOUR HOME Home Supplies Covers Kits Stay warm this winter Vinyl siding & windows will help insulate & beautify your home & never need painting. (T/S) :ISS- Wednesday, Oct. 10, I,N Property owners should begin work soon to prepare for winter When fall arrives, many find it hard to think ahead toward anything but the holidays. Yet fall is also a time when you should look toward preparing your home for the winter. By winterizing now, you can save money and conserve much-needed energy in the long run. One look at a utility bill and it's obvi- ous that energy prices are steadily ris- ing. It is important to ensure that no excess dollars are being wasted. T h e first step is to corrduct a thorough evalu- ation of your home -- both inside and out. Some energy companies offer this as a free service or may charge a nomi- nal fee. If this service is not readily available then you can perform the inspection yourself. Prepare for the cold months ahead with these easy ideas from and Gutters and Chimney: Clean all gut- ters and chimneys so that they are free of leaves and debris. Gutters must be in good condition so that melted s aow can freely drain away from your home. Chimneys can be further protected by installing a screen over the top for the winter. Fireplace: Remember to close the damper on your fireplace when a fire is not burning. If the damper stays open with no fire burning it acts as a large open window and draws warm air out of the house. Cooling Units: Most central aircondi- tioning systems require the unit to be placed outdoors. Be sure to cover the unit so that excess weathering does not occur on fan blades or damage electrical wiring. Trees and Shrubbery: Trim trees and remove all dead branches. This is impor- tant because the snow and wind could cause weak trees or branches to break, damaging your home or car and possibly injuring someone on your property Steps/Handrails: Make sure that all steps and handrails are sturdy and in good condition, Banisters and steps can become dangerous snow and ice. Make any repairs before the first snowfall to prevent a potential hazard, or even cost- ly lawsuit. Equipment: Drain gasoline from lawnmowers, weeders and other engines that will not be used again until sum- mer. Cover and store away any equip- ment (tools, barbeque) and backyard furniture from the weather so that you will not need to replace it next season after it's been damaged. Precautions: It is a good idea to have bottles of water, canned foods, extra blankets, candles and lighters, working flashlights with extra batteries, a cell phone and emergency phone numbers on hand. J , ml im, , oil heating systems Div. of G.N. RENN Inc. Sales Installation Service Portola Home Deliveries 76 Lubricants HEATING FUELS - KEROSENE Lic. # 721353 197 Pimnas Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971 iii L