Winter in Victoria BC is fast approaching. That means two things for people in the Victoria area: lower temperatures and lots of rain. While we certainly don’t get as much rainfall as our fellow Vancouver-based British Columbians, we still receive quite a bit. We also need to brace ourselves for the temperatures to dip and strong winds.
Due to the relatively mild winter temperatures, many people living in the city incorrectly assume that they don’t need to do any prepping. Homeowners in places that get snow like Toronto and Montreal use the time to clean out eavestroughs and making sure their snowblowers are working. Victoria certainly doesn’t have those same weather concerns, but we should all still prep our homes in three critical ways.
Homes lose a lot of heat through poorly sealed windows. This problem is especially bad in Victoria because electric baseboards are so standard here. Unfortunately, these baseboards are not inexpensive to operate, so in the...