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How To Winterize a House: Your No-Chill Checklist

Winterizing your home can save money on energy bills, reduce problems that could lead to costly repairs, and help keep you comfy as the flakes begin to fly. Here are the main tasks to address.

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Keeping your windows and doors shut for months on end during the winter keeps the cold air out, but also seals in the stuffiness. There are many things you can do to help keep the air fresh in your home.

cleaning coffee machine

If you’ve got a household full of coffee drinkers who all have different palates, those appealing little K-cups offer a quick-and-easy caffeine fix in just about any flavor you can think of. But that convenience begets constant use, which in turn begets brown-residue buildup, drips, streaks, water spots and fingerprints — and that means your Keurig is going to need regular cleaning.

brown colored house with new unfinished deck

Adding a deck adds measurable value to your house, with homeowners able to recoup about 70% of building expenses when it comes time to sell. That said, building a deck isn’t exactly cheap — and can get expensive quickly if you aren’t careful.

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