Getting your Home Ready for Colder Weather

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

No question: fall is here, and as temperatures begin to drop during the nights, home repair specialists say this is the time folks need to start winterizing their homes.

They say the main thing people can do to prepare their homes for the winter is sealing windows and doors, which can save between five and 15 percent on energy bills.

Another repair that can save up to 20 or 30 percent is adding to or replacing insulation in the attic.

"Getting started early is the best opportunity to do that, because if you do that early you're going to get ahead of the curve so to speak and not get trapped trying to change weather stripping in the winter time when it's cold already," Warren Cardiff, Lowe's Operation's Manager, said.

Experts say it's also important to change air filters regularly during the fall and winter months.


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