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8 tips to keep your home cozy this winter B y now, you’ve surely felt Jack Frost nipping at your nose during these bitterly cold days. However, your home should be a cozy refuge from the cold. Here are some tips to keep your toes toasty all winter long without breaking the bank. During the day, open drapes and blinds on the sunny sides of your house to let natural sunlight warm your home. Be sure to close them at night for further insulation from cold drafts. Be 1. Run fans in reverse. We tend to only think of running fans in the summer to stay cool, but switching your fans to clockwise rotation sends the rising warm air back down into the room. Popular Mechanics reports this can cut your heating costs by as much as 10 percent. During winter, it’s important to clean or replace it easier for warm, clean air to circulate. If you haven’t already, make sure to have a professional Most homes have drafty doors, which can waste energy in your home. Purchase a draft snake (or creature of your choice), or you can even make your own. A rolled up towel can also work wonders to keep the warm in and the cold out. Running the heat can often dry out your house, but adding in some humidity can make a lower bear. LES recommends 68 degrees. Bundle up. Sometimes, you just need to snuggle up in a sweater or a warm blanket to endure a harsh winter. So grab those fuzzy slippers and flannel plaid PJs, and enjoy the comforts of your home! If you can’t remember to turn your thermostat down a few degrees when you leave the house, invest in a programmable thermostat. Black Hills Energy reports that you can save as much as 10 percent a year by turning your thermostat back 10-15 percent for eight hours. special for twice-a-year checkups. Listed. Shown. SOLD. View more home selling tips at

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