This week’s historic cold snap could lead to more than just frostbite and dead batteries. As the Twin Cities braces for cold not seen in decades, homeowners could deal with a rude and costly surprise: ruptured pipes. Remember the brutal winter of 2013-2014, when the Twin Cities was hit with the coldest winter in more than 35 years? How could you forget? That winter led to a spike in frozen pipes inside and outside homes, causing major headaches for residents and keeping local plumbers busy. If you become one of the unfortunate ones this week, don’t panic. Remember these tips, which are recommended by the American Red Cross: If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation. Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running … [Read more...] about Frozen water pipes? Historic cold snap to blame. Here’s what to do.
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PARIS (Reuters) - France's EDF will offer more financial support for households switching to electric from fuel oil central heating, the state-controlled utility said on Thursday, as President Emmanuel Macron's government grapples with protests over living costs."Fuel oil is expensive, it creates pollution and all of it has to be imported ... We have decided to make an effort to help people change their heaters," EDF Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy told RTL radio.gi Levy said that on top of subsidies provided by the French state - 3,000 euros ($3,399) for low-income families and 2,000 euro for other families - EDF will provide financial support amounting to half of those subsidies. That will raise support available to low-income families to 4,500 euros and to 3,000 euros for others.Heat pumps, which use electricity to draw heat from the air or from underground water pipes, are relatively expensive with a price of 10,000 euros. However, Levy said they cost 1,000 euros a year to … [Read more...] about France’s EDF boosts help for households switching to electric heating
‘Tis the season of snow, ice and unpredictable driving conditions, so making sure your car is ready for whatever Jack Frost throws at it is important. Whether you love or loathe winter, there’s no denying that it’s officially upon us — and getting your car winter-ready can help you stay safe on your winter drives. Here are four tips from the car experts at Thompson Lexus Willow Grove on how to get your car ready for winter—and whatever Mother Nature may bring this season. 1. Get your oil changed with winter-friendly oil Because oil thickens as the temperature drops outside, if you change your oil with the wrong type of oil, it won’t lubricate your engine effectively. To find out which oil your car needs for the winter temps, check your owner’s manual. Once you know, don’t procrastinate with changing it—the next snowfall may be here before you know it! 2. Do what you can to enhance vision There’s nothing worse than driving … [Read more...] about 4 tips to help you get your car ready for winter
Heather Long, The Washington Post Published 6:50 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Chip Litchfield and his partner, Penni Brink, enjoy lunch in their RV at the Interstate 24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn. Chip Litchfield and his partner, Penni Brink, enjoy lunch in their RV at the Interstate 24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By William DeShazer Penni Brink, left, and Chip Litchfield pose for a portrait outside of their RV at the I-24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn., on Sept. 20. Penni Brink, left, and Chip Litchfield pose for a portrait outside of their RV at the I-24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn., on Sept. 20. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By William DeShazer Robert and Jessica Meinhofer and their two children in front of the RV. Robert and Jessica Meinhofer and their two children in front of the RV. … [Read more...] about 1 million Americans live in RVs. Meet the ‘modern nomads.’
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