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Staying warm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012   /   by Dean Miller

Staying warm

I was reading my daily real estate updates this morning, and the weather was a balmy 18 degrees here on Long Island. I came across an article about winterizing a home and thought what better time to share this with our readers. The following is a list of 10 simple tricks you can do to stay warm and also save yourself some money on heating expenses in the process. If you find the need for help with any of these tasks, just let me know and I can provide you with a list of people who I trust and have hired in the past to work on my own home. E-mail me at Dean@DeanMiller.net. Happy New Year to all of you. May it be filled with peace, prosperity and joy. 1 - Check your attic insulation 2 - Install or replace weatherstripping where necessary 3 - Check exterior doors and windows for gaps 4 - Check the outside of doors and windows for voids, and caulk any gaps you see 5 - Change the filter in the heater 6 - Replace your old thermostat with a new programmable model 7 - Have your heater inspected by a licensed heating and air conditioning contractor 8 - Check the carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your house 9 - Clean gutters and downspouts so fallen leaves won't clog them 10 - Clean the fireplace of ashes: visually check the chimney for loose or missing mortar. You can read this entire article at http://www.inman.com/buyers-sellers/columnists/burnettbrothersinmancom/10-home-winterization-musts If the winter really gets you down, and you are looking for a permanent change of scenery, find out more about my GUARANTEED sale program. Visit http://www.DeanMiller.net and click on any of the seller links for additional information.