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By Jarrod Heil

10 consejos para preparar su hogar para el invierno

Home with a thick layer of ice

Llega el invierno y pronto estará nevando en varias partes del país. Si vive en un paraíso invernal, este es el momento para preparar su hogar para enfrentar el rigor de la nieve, las heladas temperaturas, los aumentos en las facturas de electricidad, las sorpresas financieras de primavera y los reclamos de seguro para el hogar.

Whether you’re preparing to leave your winter home for the season or ready yourself and your home to take on Mother Nature and her winter weather, there are a few things you should do to prepare your home before it’s too late.

The following easy fixes could save you a little — or a lot — of money along the way:

Insulate Hot-Water Pipes

Water pipes

Drain Exterior Faucets

Water dripping from an exterios faucet

Tune Up Heating System

Heating system

Install Weatherstripping

Weather stripping

Check Fireplace

A fireplace

Clean Gutters & Prevent Ice Dams

A house with roof covered with frozen ice

Inspect Attic

A man installing insulation in the roof of an attic

Install Programmable Thermostat

A person adjusting temperature on programmable thermostat

Reverse Ceiling Fan Blades

A ceiling fan

Test Sump Pump

A sump pump

Bonus: Prep Your Lawn Mower for Winter

A lawn mover
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