As Winter approaches my main responsibility for the household is to make sure our Air Conditioner plus Heater plan works respectfully! In order to keep our beach loft hot once the temperature drops below zero. I live with my family up north plus Winter can become quite punishing if the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C machine is not absolutely working properly! My fiance appointed myself and others to be responsible to keep the Air Conditioning plus Heating machine tested plus tested throughout the year. I make sure to change the air filters monthly plus keep all debris clear of the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C machine outside of the loft especially right after big storms. My fiance plus I signed a contract with the local air conditioning plus Heating company to keep our costs down by maintaining the air conditioning bi-biweekly, and before the coldest section of Winter the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C professional arrives plus makes sure our Air Conditioner plus Heater machine works plus the control machine has up-to-date batteries! Our children each have a job to help keep our costs down as well. The minute both of us suppose the cold air coming in both of us gather supplies such as extra wood for the fireplace, candles, blankets, canned food, plus bottled water in case the electricity goes off. The children have backpacks with special items such as toys, coloring books, crayons, flashlights, popcorn, plus anything else that will keep them occupied. My fiance made beef jerky by drying out beef plus other popcorn that are non-perishable. I make sure our dogs have food, toys, beds, plus treats! Every one of us are fully prepared for anything that may occur this winter.