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Winterizing your home could help you save on energy costs

Consider purchasing a do-it-yourself window insulation kit to keep your home warm.

TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s that time of year again, and if you haven’t started winterizing your home, now is a good time to do so.

I did some research online and checked in with a few home improvement stores in our area to compile a list of tips:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts in mid-fall and double-check them before winter.
  • Replace the filter in your furnace.
  • Close any vents in your home that may have been opened for the warm weather.
  • Disconnect hoses from outside faucets and turn off the water.
  • Buy a snow shovel and other winter supplies before the messy weather hits.

In older homes especially, having weatherproof windows can make a marked difference in your energy costs and how comfortable your living areas feel.

If you need to insulate your windows, you can easily do that by applying double-sided tape around the border of the window and taping plastic wrap or bubble wrap to insulate your windows. 

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