Here's 7 ways you can prepare your home for winter, save money and prevent damage.
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#1. Change the furnace filter and vacuum the dust in and around your heating unit it takes just a few minutes whether you do it yourself..or hire a professional.
#2. Insulate your attic, so hot air stays inside and doesn't escape through the roof.
#3. Close chimney flue when not in use
#4. Make sure you outdoor outlets are protected from the elements so they don't short out.
#5. Unplug hoses, turn off water supply to pipes running along the outside of your home, and drain the pipes to avoid costly bursts which lead to floods. Here is a report on how to protect your pipes:
#6. Roof leaks and flood damage can also be prevented by clearing gutters and making sure water drains away from your homes foundation.
Tips to winterize your home as frigid temperatures move in
#7 Another nifty trick, reverse ceiling fans to save money on heating costs. The reverse motion push hot air back down into living spaces, making your winter cozier, For 7 on your side, Nina Pineda channel 7 Eyewitness News.