Home Weatherization

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Keep your home at a safe, comfortable temperature and have affordable utility bills just by making sure it's insulated.

Jason Goodwin, specialty service assistant manager at Home Depot says now is the prime opportunity to weatherize your home because it's warmer outside.

He says you should start by taking a good look at your pipes.

"You want to make sure you have the proper insulation around your pipes," Goodwin says. "We're in the northern part of the state here -- you get a lot of colder weather, so pipes is one of the things that freezes first when it's extremely cold outside."

Goodwin says also look at your windows.

If they aren't low heating or energy-efficient, think about using plastic to seal them and cut down the air flow.

Other good purchases include duct tape and heat tape to wrap the pipes and foam to seal doorways.

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