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10 Surefire Ways to Save Energy and Stay Warm This Winter

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Seal Leaks


Caulk any leaks in your house, especially around windows and doors. Check areas on walls surrounding pipes or vents, and caulk any gaps. For jobs where caulking isn't enough, hardware stores have products to close up larger gaps. Make sure you check every room in your house, as well as inside any closets that have pipes going through them. Other areas to check include dropped ceilings, recessed lights, the attic entrance, sill plates, water and furnace flues, and electrical outlets and switches.

Next: Insulate

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