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At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Read more information about life at Orange >.

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Getting Ready for Winter

April 19, 2022

As the weather becomes cooler and the nights are longer here are some ideas of how to get ready for winter.

  • Clean your gutters of any Autumn leaves.
    When your gutters back up, they overflow, and when they overflow, that water runs down your home, speeding up the deterioration of your exterior.
  • Have your fireplace cleaned and inspected before you start having fires in the next couple of months.
    Check that the fireplace is safe to use, and if any there are any maintenance problems that need fixing.
  • If your woodfire needs replacing remember this requires a Building Consent.
    For information on this is available visit Woodburners
  • Check all your smoke detectors to make sure they are working and that they have good batteries.
  • Check your Heat Pump and if necessary, change the filter.

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