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How to Winterize Your House on the Cheap
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How to Winterize Your House on the Cheap


Even though winter isnít quite upon us, itís time to start getting your home ready for the cold temperatures. Here are 6 ways to winterize your house on the cheap to get ready for this winter.

The Space Heater



If youíre serious about saving money, a space heater is going to be your new best friend. You can pick up small heaters for under $20 or spend a little more for a larger one that heats more space.

Insulate Windows & Doors



You lose a lot of heat through poorly insulated windows so itís time to wrap them up. Pick up an insulator kit from Amazon for less than $20 or head down to your local hardware store to pick up supplies.

Make sure to check your doors for drafts and seal any leaks you can find. If you have an attic or basement, be sure to check for drafts, too.

Winter Coat for your Windows



Investing in thick drapes or thermal curtains will help keep your heat inside and the cold outside. If youíre strapped for cash, use thick blankets.

Thermal curtains will also help you save money on cooling costs during the summer.

Check Your Heating System



Before it gets too cold, check your heating system and make sure itís in proper working order. Do a test run if you havenít turned it on since last year. Change any filters and clear any vents.

If you need to do seasonal maintenance, now is the time. You donít want to be the person calling the repair store in the middle of a blizzard.

Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Hibernation



Clean your air conditioner and remove any dust or debris. If your area gets especially cold and/or rainy, look into a cover to help extend the life of your a/c unit.

If you have a window unit, itís a good idea to remove and store it for winter. Closing that window will also help keep warm air

Outside Preparation



Check your roof for any loose or broken shingles and make repairs now before it gets too cold. Make sure to clean your gutters once the leaves stop falling to avoid damage from clogs later.

Cover any necessary pipes for sprinkler systems or outdoor faucets. Cover any patio furniture or move it into storage.

If you wonít be running the lawn mower until spring, properly store or dispose of any gasoline.

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