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Winterizing Your Home Can Save Money

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - More snow is expected along with cold temperatures this weekend (see full forecast). If you're planning to leave for an extended period of time, you'll want to make sure your house is ready for the falling temps.

"It seems like we've been a little busier this year," said Assistant Manager Brian Hacket from ACO Hardware. He says more people want to fix up their home for the winter themselves rather than hire professionals.

Hacket says inexpensive items like sweepers for doors, lining for windows and insulation for pipes can all add up to big savings.

"Most of the manufactures suggest probably about 20 percent, in the cold weather that's quite substantial," said Hacket. He says so far, most customers have come in for window insulation, but expects more to return to cover their pipes.

 

Dennis Kimball at Menards says he's also seen items fly of the shelves, even some pretty cool gadgets, such as "cables to put up on the top of your roof to melt the snow off so you don't get heavy buildup on your roof."

Even though there are a variety of items that can be purchased from door stripping to rubber stripping and window insulation kids, you can actually get something relatively inexpensive for around $27.

 

You might not need the shovels quite yet, but if you take some early steps, your home and plumbing can be warm for the holidays.

 

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