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Counting down the days ’til spring?

December 16, 2009

Really can’t stay outdoors without a jacket anymore? Even if a cup of hot chocolate right now sounds about as good as burnt toast, you might wanna start prepping for chillier days. Here’s how to hole up at home when it’s cold – from snuggly sweaters to cooking up killer soup, these tips won’t have you sayin’ no, no, no…

If Nothing Else, Try This…
Dodge the draft…by sealing up an air leaks in your home. You’ll be warmer (bye bye, chilly gust), not to mention greener and richer (takes a lot of energy to heat the front steps…). How do you know if you have a leak? Grab an incense stick or candle and slowly move it along floors, walls, and windows. If the flame flutters or smoke drifts, you’ve found one. If you really wanna roll up your sleeves, check out our Top 10 Ways to Winterize Your Home for info on caulking cracks, and insulating doors and windows – maybe grab some recruits to help. Stat: Closing up drafty spots around doors, windows, baseboards, and even electrical outlets can save you 5%-30% on your energy bills.

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