21 tips for readying your home for the winter

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Winter has already made an unexpectedly early appearance in the Midwest, and will shortly be descending on most of the rest of the U.S. Now would be a good time to take care of some basic chores to assure your home is ready for those wintry blasts. Here are 21 tips for prepping for the cold.

  • Tune up your furnace and humidifier. Call in a professional to make sure that your furnace is working up to par; with the high price of natural gas and electricity, it wouldn't take much of an efficiency loss to justify that maintenance visit. And don't forget about the humidifier, or you'll be snapping your honey with static electricity all winter long.