Car batteries are an essential part of an automobile. From getting your car started to charging your phone on-the-go, batteries provide the zap your vehicle needs to keep rolling. That’s why it’s so important to know when to start considering a car battery change, as well as what you can do to extend its lifespan.
The Average Car Battery Life
On average, car batteries last between 2 and 5 years. One of the most important factors that affects how long a car battery will last is the weather. A running engine under the hood is already producing high levels of heat. Throw in a scorching hot day and you have a severe drain on your car battery, which can lead to an increased chance of a dead battery if you don’t take proper summer driving precautions.
Within 24 hours of driving in hot weather, a car battery will begin to discharge. That’s why the average car battery life in hotter regions is about 2 and a half years, compared to almost 4 and a half years in colder regions. So when estimating how long your car battery life will last, consider the climate you will do most of your driving in.
Regardless of the temperature you drive in, properly taking care of your car battery can help keep it running. Check out the 7 tips below on extending the life of your car battery:
1. Limit Short Rides
Quick car rides prevent your car’s battery from fully charging. Maintain your car’s battery power by driving it frequently and for longer periods. If you don’t use your car often, consider investing in a portable car battery charger. These portable chargers can jump start your battery without another vehicle in case you’re ever stranded.
2. Keep Your Battery Tightly Fastened
A battery that’s not securely fastened could end up vibrating, potentially resulting in internal damage and short circuits. Have your battery terminal checked regularly, especially if you frequently drive on bumpy roads, to ensure it is tightly and properly positioned in the mounting bracket.
3. Turn Off All the Lights When You Exit
Accidentally keeping your headlights and car door lights on can put a heavy toll on your vehicle’s battery. To keep yourself from forgetting, here are some tips – post a note on your dashboard, attach a sticker reminder on your car remote or park in a direction where you must walk past your headlights to get to your destination.
4. Control the Corrosion
Battery terminals corrode over time, but keeping them clean from buildup is a great way to extend the life of your car battery. Scrub the terminals with a toothbrush dipped in a baking soda and water mixture. Then, using a spray bottle with cold water, rinse the mixture off and follow up with a thorough drying with a clean cloth.
5. Test Your Battery Often
Knowing the condition of your car battery matters when you want to maximize its life. Test your battery’s output voltage level with a car battery tester to keep track of how well you’re maintaining it and if you’re due for a new one.
6. Don’t Use Electronics When Idle
Turn off functions like the radio or air conditioner when your engine isn’t running to put less wear and tear on your battery power. Extended periods of idling also can wear a battery down.
7. Care for Your Car as a Whole
Your car is comprised of many parts working together. The battery is just one, so properly maintaining your car is vital for extending its life and the life of your battery.
No matter how well you maintain your car battery, you can’t always foresee when it may die. Learn more about roadside assistance and how it can help you in the event of an emergency.
The congratulatory calls and engagement parties have waned. Now what? It’s time to get down to serious wedding planning. Fun? Yes! Overwhelming? Oh, yes. But don’t fret. We’ve compiled this pre-wedding timeline and wedding planning checklist for soon-to-be brides and grooms.
16-9 months before your wedding day
1. Create a file or binder to keep wedding information organized and together
Favors and Gifts 2-3%
Wedding Rings 2-3%
When planning your budget, it’s a good idea to avoid piling up bills that you’ll be paying back for years to come.
3. Set a date and reserve a venue for the ceremony and reception
Research listings and compare features, cost, size, etc. Arrange visits and bring a list of questions to ask venue planners. Also, consider wedding insurance for protection in case of a cancellation or damage to the venue.
4. Create the guest list
5. Choose your wedding party
6. Hire a wedding planner to help with details
7. Have the engagement ring appraised
You will most likely be able to have your ring appraised for free at the jewelry store where the ring was purchased. In the event your ring is lost or damaged, it’s a good idea to keep the appraisal and receipts in a safe place.
8. Insure the engagement ring for protection
Research your options when it comes to insuring your ring. You can contact your agent for more details on the steps you should take.
9. Choose an officiant for the ceremony
8 months before your wedding day
10. Select a photographer and videographer
11. Decide on entertainment
When choosing between a band or DJ, consider the following:
12. Choose a caterer
Schedule a tasting of what you want to serve and find out exactly what’s included, such as plates, silverware, table linens, etc.
13. Plan attire for the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer
Schedule fittings and keep track of dates. Don’t forget jewelry, bag, shoes, bridal veil and other accessories.
14. Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests
15. Register for gifts with at least three retailers
Print out a wedding registry checklist to avoid missing any essentials.
16. Look into coverage options for any new gifts you receive
Check your homeowners or renters policy to find out if new gifts are already covered. If not, look into different property insurance options that could insure your new items.
7-6 months before your wedding day
17. Design invitations
18. Plan your honeymoon
Planning your honeymoon well in advance can help avoid any last minute problems and can save you money. It’s also a good idea to get travel insurance so you’re protected if an incident affects your trip.
19. Send save-the-date cards
20. Reserve things like portable restrooms and outdoor lighting if needed
21. Book a florist
22. Create a music playlist, including a list of no-play songs
23. Arrange transportation for guests
5-4 months before your wedding day
24. Finalize the menu
25. Choose a wedding cake
Schedule a tasting with bakeries so you can try different types of cakes, ask questions and review the bakery’s portfolio.
26. Address wedding invitations
Consider hiring a calligrapher to make your invitations more elegant and consistent.
3 months before your wedding day
27. Map out the ceremony with your officiant
28. Choose wedding favors for your guests
29. Create a list of who will be toasting at the reception
Be sure to allot time for speeches in your day-of schedule.
30. Purchase bride and groom wedding bands
2 months before your wedding day
31. Confirm times with all vendors
Send your day-of schedule to vendors and confirm appointments for hair and makeup.
32. Buy gifts for your wedding party
33. Send invitations
1 month before your wedding day
34. Get your marriage license
35. Separate RSVPs as you receive them by “attending” and “not attending”
The RSVP date should be 2-3 three weeks before your wedding in order to give the caterer a head count and set your seating chart a week ahead of time.
36. Schedule the timing for all day-of activities, such as the cake cutting and the first dance
A wedding planner or coordinator can help.
37. Put together gift bags for out-of-town guests
Week of the wedding
38. Assign seating for the reception
Create a seating chart at least a week before the big day. A site like seatingarrangement.com can help with the task.
39. Confirm honeymoon details
40. Deliver gift bags to guests at the hotel
41. Put tips and final payments for vendors into separate envelopes
42. Pack for your honeymoon
Check out our tips for efficient packing, and our guide to following TSA carry-on rules so your honeymoon isn’t derailed at the airport.
43. Breathe and enjoy as all your planning comes together!
We may not yet have the robot butlers that science fiction promised would be serving us by now. But we’re at the dawn of a new age: the “Internet of Things,” in which everyday mechanical objects – street lights, cars, office buildings and home appliances – will communicate and cooperate in ways we’re just beginning to discover.
Imagine your home filled with devices that tell you when they need to be fixed, update their own warranties, and even order their own replacement parts. Check out some of the most promising smart home appliances.
Smart smoke alarms
The smoke alarm may be the gateway device to the Internet of Things. Current models offer simple and fairly inexpensive ways to upgrade the defense of your home. If you’ve ever been startled awake by the irritating “chirp” of a dying smoke alarm battery, you may justify spending $35-$99 for an upgrade that sends a more gentle low-battery alert to your smart phone.
One example is the Roost, a $15 smart lithium battery with a 5-year lifespan that snaps into your smoke alarm’s 9-volt battery slot. When it detects smoke, it dials your smart phone. The $99 Leeo plugs into an electrical outlet. When it “hears” your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to go off, it calls you or an emergency contact list. And the Birdi, not quite on the market yet, can monitor air quality and warn of impending natural disasters.
The U.S. Department of Energy advises that careful regulation of your thermostat – turning it down when you’re asleep and away, for example – can cut about 15% from your utility bill. But rather than you constantly tweaking the settings, smart thermostats, while costing more than $200, can quickly pay for themselves in utility savings and keep you comfortable.
Consider the Nest, which senses when you’re home and when you’re not, and sets the temperature accordingly. After you’ve adjusted the temperature a few times, it “learns” what you like and mimics your preferences.
Or the Ecobee3, which adjusts the temperature of your home depending on how many people inside. A big dinner party? Ecobee3 lowers the temperature to compensate for all those bodies. A screen even displays energy savings.
Smart smoke alarms and thermostats are key components of a larger smart-appliance network that also includes lights, security and locks--the Wink system communicates with hardware from 27 different brands and lets you program them from your phone or a wall-mounted control center.
Smart room cleaners
Robot vacuums, like 2002’s Roomba, were among the first smart appliances to gain wide acceptance. Now, simple apps allow cleaning cycles to be altered and specific areas to be cleaned.
The new-gen Roomba floor cleaner – the $900 Roomba 980 – is wi-fi equipped, so you can operate it from wherever you are with its home app for iOS and Android. At $200, the Neato XV features 2 high-performance filters that minimize dust and allergens, and a blade and brush system specifically for pet hair.
Smart washing machines
Smart washing machines can even diagnose their own ailments or malfunctions. And if the smart power grid comes online as predicted, washers and similar smart appliances can save money by operating only when it’s most economical.
Whirlpool’s Smart Front Load Washer and the LG “Smart ThinQ” Washer both have smart phone integration that can alert you to updates, repairs, warranty issues and other inefficiencies. Whirlpool’s “6th Sense Live” technology also determines the washer’s energy usage. The LG, with various smart systems like “Smart Diagnosis,” lets you monitor your load remotely, set the washer to run when utility rates are lowest and troubleshoot problems.
Smart ovens and grills
Smart technology is making cooking simpler, more efficient and safer.
The Dacor Discover IQ 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range has a wireless tablet that lets you view recipes and cooking tutorials. Later, when your food is ready, the range goes to warming mode and alerts your mobile device. A smaller, countertop stove, like the June Oven, weighs your food, recommends a cooking program and uses a high-def camera to stream your food cooking to a mobile device. The outdoors Lynx Smart Grill can actually learn your cooking preferences and call your smart phone when it’s time to flip the burgers.
Smart appliances don’t do you much good if they’re damaged or stolen. Homeowners insurance and renters insurance from Nationwide will help keep your home and everything in it covered.
When you and your teen are shopping for a new car, safety should be top priority. The increase in smart technologies in vehicles means there are more ways today to help keep young drivers safe.
The 10 small and midsize cars listed below are top safety picks by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, which Nationwide is proud to be a member group of. These 2017 models earned advanced or superior ratings for front-end crash protection. Looking for a safe first car for your teen? Check these out:
2017 Vehicle model IIHS safety ratingsSafety features
Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt safety features
Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra safety features
Mazda 3 4-door hatchback Mazda 3 4-door hatchback safety features
Subaru Impreza Subaru Impreza safety features
Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla safety features
Toyota Prius Toyota Prius safety features
Honda Accord Honda Accord safety features
Mazda 6 Mazda 6 safety features
Nissan Altima Nissan Altima safety features
Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy safety features
Since safety features continue to evolve, we’ll publish our updated list of safest cars for teenage drivers next year. In the meantime, here are 3 ways to save on teen car insurance and 7 tips to make your teen a better driver.
* Above information is accurate as of 3/31/2017 based on 2017 Top Safety Pick+ list from IIHS.
If the Farmer’s Almanac is correct, this winter will be a repeat of last winter – and even more scientific predictors agree. Here are five steps you can take to winterize your roof and help prevent roof damage.
Clean your gutters and downspouts
Before the temperatures drop and snow starts falling, clear out all gutters to allow water to run freely from your roof to your gutters and away from your home. Clogged gutters can result in water backing up into the foundation and can ruin trim on the exterior. Also, make sure the downspout isn’t clogged.
Trim overhanging tree branches
Check for large overhanging tree branches that could get heavy with snowfall and potentially break and fall onto your roof. You will want to have those branches trimmed before the snow starts falling. Low-hanging branches can also scrape your roof and damage shingles.
Inspect your roof
Look for damaged, loose or missing shingles that may leak as well as shingles that are curling, lifting or buckling. Inspect your roof for moss or mold, which can lead to early deterioration of shingles. After a severe storm with hail or high winds, it is a good idea to check your roof for damage. You also might consider having your roof inspected for damage by a professional at least once a year.
Consider asking a home-energy auditor to examine your roof for leaks as well as the area of your siding that meets the gutters, to make sure there is no potential damage.
Insulate your attic
If your attic isn’t properly insulated, it can promote the formation of ice dams when there is as little as one to two inches of snow, says Anne Marshall, owner of Marshall Building and Remodeling in Riverside, R.I. When heat rises during the day, your attic will heat up and so will your roof, causing the snow to start to melt, she says. When the temperature drops again, the snow will refreeze, potentially forming an ice dam. “Prevention is the best solution when it comes to an ice dam,” she adds.
If an ice dam does form, the best way to melt it is to fill a nylon stocking with calcium chloride ice melt and place it on top of the ice, says Marshall. Try to position the stocking vertically across the ice, with a bit overhanging the edge of the gutter. Only use calcium chloride, not rock salt, which will damage your roof, but be aware that shrubs and plants below the gutters or near downspouts could be damaged by the calcium chloride.
To better insulate your attic, seal areas where exhaust fans, attic hatches and small holes allow heat to escape from your house and get into the attic. If your attic isn’t already insulated, you can purchase foam insulation and weather stripping at any home improvement store and add those to the plywood or drywall in your attic.
Ventilate your attic
To prevent ice dams, you also need to make sure your attic is well ventilated. This will keep the underside of your roof cold and prevent the snow from melting and refreezing, Marshall says. Proper ventilation will keep the attic temperature closer to the outside temperature to prevent snow on the roof from melting and refreezing at the eaves.
If your attic ventilation is poor, water vapor generated from bathing, cooking and cleaning can reach the cold underside of a roof deck and condense. If this isn’t properly addressed, moisture build-up could damage your roof deck, insulation and drywall.
If a large amount of snow does collect on your roof, it’s a good idea to rake it off. However, Marshall says, you need to be careful because you can scrape off some of the protective mineral surface from the shingles if you rake too hard.
Installing energy-saving technology is a great idea, whether you’re moving into a new place or upgrading your current home.
Different devices and types of technology can increase the comfort of your home and help you save money. They can also help you become more environmentally conscious.
There’s an increasing array of devices and software programs that can help you increase your energy efficiency. Below you’ll find 6 ways that you can use green home technology to help the environment and your wallet.
1. Programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat is easy to install, and you can program it to change the temperature at times when you don’t need as much heating or cooling, including when you’re at work, on vacation or asleep. Some thermostats allow you to control them an app on your phone or on your computer, making it easy for you to change the temperature when you’re not home.
2. Smart home automation systems
Smart home systems integrate and can improve various functions. For example, a smart alarm system combined with cameras or sensors that monitor specific areas can keep your home safer by letting you know via your smartphone when someone is there. Smart thermostats can adjust and control temperature automatically Other programs control lighting with similar precision and efficiency. For example, with some of the latest lighting systems, you can turn off lighting by room or area, or create a schedule for when certain lights should switch on or off. That way, even if someone leaves the lights on in one room, they’ll still turn off at a designated time. Some systems control smart appliances, turning on an oven, for instance, so it’s already pre-heated when you get home; turning off a coffee maker you accidentally left on; or closing a garage door at your command.
3. Energy-efficient windows
Energy-efficient windows can decrease your heating and air conditioning costs. Switching from single-pane to double-pane windows requires an initial investment, but the cost savings will add up as you spend less on energy bills. Older windows allow hot or cold air to escape through cracks, and single-paned designs don’t retain heat or cool air as well. If you aren’t ready to upgrade your windows, you can insulate each window, which can cut some of the air leakage.
Window coverings can also help. By keeping windows shaded on hot days, you can cut down on air conditioning usage. On cold days, keep those same window shades open to allow in natural, warm sunlight.
4. Energy-efficient air conditioners
In addition to using an energy-efficient air conditioner (look for one with an Energy Star rating), energy-savings solutions include closing off air conditioning vents in parts of the home you might not be using. That way, you’re not cooling an area that’s sitting empty, which is a great way to save energy during the summer. Also, consider raising the thermostat temperature a few degrees higher from where you normally set it. A new normal for you might mean lower energy bills, and you’ll still be comfortable. If you’re using a window air conditioning unit, be sure there’s a tight fit so air doesn’t escape out the window.
5. LED lights
Controlling your lighting makes your home more comfortable, makes it easier to see and helps you relax. You can do this with automated systems by changing out some your light bulbs. LED lights use less energy and are cooler when running than traditional incandescent lights, and they also last longer. Swapping out light bulbs helps your home go green and can save you money in the long run. Consider installing smart bulbs for even more control over your home lighting; these devices pair with a smartphone app, so you can turn them on or off or switch their color remotely.
6. Energy-saving devices
Home appliances including refrigerators, hot water heaters, dishwashers and clothes dryers consume a lot of energy. Consider purchasing energy-efficient appliances with Energy Star ratings if you’re in the market for new appliances or are looking to upgrade. Their energy-saving technology is an easy way to reduce your energy usage.
Are you on a roll with saving energy around your home? Keep up the momentum.
Ice dams may appear harmless – and may even look pretty – but they can cause damage to your home. Read on to learn how to remove ice dams and how to prevent them from forming in the first place.
What is an ice dam?
An ice dam is a wall of ice that forms at the edge of the roof, typically at the gutters or soffit, and prevents melting snow from draining off.
What causes ice dams?
For an ice dam to form, 3 things must be present:
Poor ventilation and temperature control in the attic can also cause ice dams. Excessive warm air in the attic can cause the snow on the roof to melt regardless of the temperature outside. Recessed lighting, skylights, complex roof designs and heating ducts in the attic can all increase the chances of an ice dam developing.
Do icicles mean that you have an ice dam?
In short, no. It’s common for small icicles to form; the larger, thicker icicles are the culprits. When you notice the larger icicles, it’s important to act fast in order to prevent damage.
What are the signs that you have an ice dam?
These are the most common, according to the Ice Dam Company:
What can ice dams damage?
If not addressed early, ice dam damage can be significant. Here’s how:
How to prevent ice dams:
Properly winterizing your roof is the best way to prevent ice dams. Consider these precautions.
How to remove ice dams:
If an ice dam has formed, here are immediate steps you can take to help prevent further damage.
If your home is prone to ice dams, it may be time to consider a new roof.
Grand Junction 9 Wi-Fi Home Automation Apps That Turn Your Phone into a Remote Control for Your Home
Your home is your castle, and a castle must be protected at all times. Of course, you’re not always at home. You’ve got to go to work and you need vacations to get away from work!
So how can you keep a watchful eye over your home and make sure your precious belongings are safe when you’re away? Two words: home automation. You may have heard about the acquisition of a company called Nest for $3.2 billion by Google. Nest is a company that makes “smart” thermostats and smoke alarms, but they are just one of many companies revolutionizing the home automation industry.
Home automation has been around for a long time, but the emergence of smartphones and Wi-Fi has made the technology more convenient and affordable. It might sound like science fiction, but you can now control all of the appliances in your home right from your smartphone.
We still haven’t reached the day where the dishes do themselves, but these 9 Wi-Fi home automation apps and technologies can make your life easier.
1. Monitor your home security with a smart home app
Have you ever wished you could keep an eye on your home when you are out of town? With automated security technology such as Piper, you can now monitor your home security system 24/7 from your smartphone with a smart home security app. Piper gives you a panoramic view of your home and should notify you if any unusual motion is detected.
If your home is supposed to be empty during your family getaway, Piper should notify you with a phone call, text, or email if, for instance, a window is opened or it detects a loud noise on your property. You can even see a video of what caught its attention on your phone.
2. Answer your door from anywhere in the world
When you’re on your next tropical vacation, not everyone will know that you’re away from home. People may drop by your house and ring the doorbell expecting to see you. With Video Doorbell, you can answer your door from the palm of your hand. VideoDoorbell is a Wi-Fi enabled doorbell camera that allows you to video chat with visitors through your smartphone.
Have you ever missed an important package because you were just a few minutes late getting home? With VideoDoorbell, you can let the delivery man know that it’s safe to leave the delivery at your door.
3. Control your home electronics remotely
Let’s say you rushed to work in the morning and forgot to turn the TV off. With the Belkin WeMo Insight smart power outlet, you can use your home Wi-Fi network to turn devices on and off right from a smart home app. This home automation technology can even tell you how much power or energy you use on your electronics, giving you valuable insight into which electronics and appliances are costing you the most each month.
4. Adjust your thermostat from your phone
Forgetting to adjust the thermostat when you leave your house can be a big waste of money. Smart thermostats are making this scenario a thing of the past. With technology like Nest, convenient control of your home’s thermostat is now right at your fingertips wherever you are.
With a programmable smart thermostat you can control the settings from your Apple or Android smartphone. Best of all, its sophisticated automation technology continually learns to pre-heat/cool your home based on your habits so that you are comfortable at all times. The last thing you want after a long day at work is to come home to a freezing house. With a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, you can take total control of your home’s temperature settings.
Your thermostat isn’t the only appliance you can control from a smart home app. Here is a list of the best smart appliances to help you continue the modernization of your home.
5. Water your plants wirelessly
One easy thing to forget when you go on vacation (besides your toothbrush) is finding someone to water your plants. Fortunately, there is even home automation technology that has your garden covered. PlantLink is a device you can place around your garden to water your plants remotely using your smartphone. The mobile app is your own mini-horticulturist, reminding you when to water the plants while analyzing your watering history.
For those of us who don’t have a green thumb, creating a watering schedule isn’t intuitive. With PlantLink, each device placed in the garden measures the moisture levels in the soil and automatically creates a watering schedule based on the soil composition, plant types, and weather patterns.
6. Get real-time updates on your smoke and carbon monoxide levels
Fire and carbon monoxide are two of the biggest safety hazards in your home so it’s comforting to have the ability to monitor them from anywhere with a smart home app. Nest also created an alarm that syncs with your smartphone to alert you if the smoke or carbon monoxide alarm goes off. Nest Protect includes features that give you real-time updates about smoke and carbon monoxide levels. It can also notify you when the batteries are low in your alarms.
7. Feed the fish from France
Beyond your home and garden, home automation technology can even protect another precious belonging: your fish! Apex aquarium monitoring gives you complete control over your tank from your smartphone. From ozone control to automated feeding, this device eliminates the need for a Nemo-sitter on your next holiday and takes the marine biology guesswork out of your aquarium.
8. Lock your door without a key
Do you ever leave home and forget whether you locked the back door? Worrying about unlocked doors can be a source of anxiety for anyone. What if you could easily control your locks from your smartphone? You can with the Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt.
The Touchscreen Deadbolt gives you a virtual spare key so you don’t need to hide anything under your doormat. With this home automation technology, you can control your locks from anywhere with your mobile device. Do you need to let your dog walker in every week while you’re at work? You can do so with the Deadbolt.
9. Control your lights & blinds through one smart home app
What if you were able to control multiple devices in your home through one single app? Wink makes this possible. The Wink app maintains partnerships with more than 60 products from a variety of manufacturers – offering you convenience and simplicity when it comes to connecting to the items you rely on every day such as sprinkler systems, lights and locks like the Schlage Deadbolt mentioned above. It doesn’t stop there; the Wink HUB is a platform that enables the multi-product connectivity, allowing your smart devices to speak the same wireless language.
Smartphones are quickly becoming all-empowering devices that can turn your house into a fully-controllable smart home. These 9 groundbreaking home automation technologies can be used to protect your home directly from your smartphone. While smart home apps may help make your home more secure or efficient, they don’t protect your property or belongings if something unexpected happens. You’ll want to have quality home insurance coverage to enjoy peace of mind at all times.
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According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to approximately 5,690 fires at education buildings each year. That’s why it’s so important to stress fire safety education in our schools. Take a look at the following school safety tips, and learn how you can teach school fire safety prevention to your children or students.
School fire preparation
Nearly 40% of all school fires are started intentionally. Needless to say, implementing these security measures are vital:
Fire safety education
Educating and preparing students for a fire emergency should be a priority.
College fire safety prevention
These school safety tips focus mostly on elementary, middle and high schools. However, they can also apply to college buildings, where firefighters respond to about 3,810 fires each year – 88% of which are due to cooking mishaps. Here’s a college-level course in fire prevention:
Campus lab precautions
Whether a connoisseur of Cabernet or a supporter of Shiraz, no one wants to think about the possibility of a damaged wine collection. To help wine lovers protect one of their most delectable possessions, Nationwide Private Client, which offers custom insurance coverage for wine collections, has released its wine collection protection tips in honor of National Wine Day on May 25th. The top three ways to protect your wine collection are:
1. Document Your Investment
2. Optimal Storage
3. Insure Your Collection
Nationwide Private Client products and services are designed specifically to address the needs of the affluent market and provide superior coverage for home, auto, collections, personal excess liability, secondary residences and additional exposures. Nationwide offers the agility and responsiveness of a broad network of insurance professionals who provide concierge claims service and one-on-one support from risk solutions consultants.
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