Homeowners: 7 Easy Ways to Save Money During Cold Weather

Do you own a home? These 7 simple tips save you a lot of money (and headaches) when it gets cold out. You'll have lower heating bills and less home maintenance costs.

Buy an Outdoor Faucet Protector
Adding a faucet protector stops cold air from getting in your pipes. They only cost $2. Damage from broken pipes can cost thousands
Add Insulation to Prevent Ice Dams
Make sure you have at least 14 inches of insulation in your attic. Ice dams can do $500 worth of damage per dam.
Clean Your Gutters
The buildup of water and ice in your gutters leads to foundation damage. Foundation damage costs tens of thousands to repair.
Seal Up Leaks
When warm air escapes through leaks in your home, your heating bill goes way up.
Program Your Thermostat
Set it so it's lower when you're not home.
Get Your Furnace Tuned Up
Getting the filter changed yearly can save you up to 15% on your heating bill. Getting your furnace serviced adds years to its life.
Get Your Fireplace Inspected
Make sure its not dangerous. A clogged fireplace can cost you your home -- and your life!

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