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How to Quickly Winter-Proof Your Home

This winter seems to be quite a harsh one, and if you’re not prepared for it you might end up paying a lot to heat up your home and fix damages to it. Alternatively, you can perform these 11 simple checks around your home to make sure your house is winter-proof:

1. Use matches to find places where draft blows into the house, then seal it with caulk.

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2. If you have windows that have ice accumulating on the inside, replace them as soon as possible.

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3. Check that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.

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4. If you’re using a furnace, clean or replace the filters to get better results, reduce costs and prevent fires.

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5. If the temperature drops below freezing, leave your taps on a drip at night to prevent pipes from bursting.

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6. Are you smelling eggs even though you’re not making any? The sulfur smell may indicate a gas-leak. Call a professional immediately.

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7. Be sure to clear any and all vents to prevent carbon monoxide buildups.

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8. Vacuum your heating ducts to ensure that the heat reaches you and is not lost along the way.

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9. If you don’t already have one, install a programmable thermostat. It’ll save you money by lowering the temperatures in the house when you’re asleep or at work.

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10. Check for frost in your attic – it can cause mold and can indicate problem in the insulation. Fix it as soon as possible.

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11. If you’re using a furnace, inspect it for rust or odd noises, and consult with a professional if you find any.

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