Tips to Keep Warm Air In And Cold Air Out

By Heather Hubbs, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-- It's hard to overstate how cold it was earlier this week.

Eastern Iowa spent 40 straight hours below zero, and wind chills tied or broke records. That kind of cold has heaters working overtime, and the last thing you want is for that warm air to escape and cold air to seep in.

We talked to the experts at The Home Depot in Cedar Rapids for tips on how to winterize your home. They recommend the following:

-Replace the weather stripping around doors, windows, and the garage
-Put caulk around door and window frames to seal leaks
-Cover your windows using plastic insulation kits
-Cover pipes with foam insulation to keep them from freezing

These small, do-it-yourself fixes can save you big money on your energy bills.
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