Are you ready for winter? Here are a few tips to get prepared

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Former Channel 2 Handyman Eric Hughes wants to make sure that you’re ready for winter.

Here are a few tips:

Boiler and water heater area:

  • Make sure your boiler and water heater area is clear and clean

  • Both the boiler and water heater should be at least 16 inches off of the ground

  • Combustion air vents around the area should be clear to allow for ventilation

Hughes recommends having the following in your car:

  • Blankets

  • Radio

  • Hand warmers

  • Flash light

  • Jump starters

  • Extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • A full fuel tank

  • Collapsible shovel

  • Food

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