Spending time outside

 I have been living in the southwest for ten years now. I love being here because it’s absolutely beautiful, and I live in a wonderful community. The one thing that I learned early on is that the weather here is much different from how people think it’s going to be. Most people imagine it as being hot here year-round, but that’s not the case. We experience some pretty frigid winters, and that’s why I have to make sure my heating system stays in good shape.

           My house has baseboard furnaces. I like that I have them because I don’t have to worry about getting air ducts cleaned, as they don’t need them. However, I do have to make sure that I clean the dust and dirt out of them at the end of each winter. One way I do this is by using the vacuum. The vacuum lets me get most of the dust and dirt. When I finish with that, I take a rag that has been drenched in cleaning solution and give it a good wipe down. Finally, I have to cover the baseboard heaters when I’m not using them so they don’t accumulate more dust and dirt while they aren’t being used. \

            By doing all of this, I am ensuring that my baseboard heaters will stay in good shape for a long time. That’s good news because I would hate to have to replace them too often. Unlike what most people think, winters in the southwest can get chilly. We experience snow and sleet, and I become really dependent on my heaters then!

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