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Jan 13, 2014 10:00AM
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Thank you for posting this! I have been in desperate need of winterization projects!
Ruth James  | 
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Oct 26, 2013 9:57AM
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Move to a Sunbelt state and forget most of this seasonal drudgery.
Oct 19, 2013 5:59AM
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as to the residue left behind from old tape, use vinegar or oil on a paper towel or old rag and it will come right off!
Oct 1, 2012 6:09PM
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The best thing folks can do heading into winter is to seal the top of the building ... In othe words, seal the holes at the ceiling to attic (assuming there is an attic) interface. The reason is that warm air rises because it is lighter than cold air. Therefore, when you heat your home, the warm air rises and if the ceiling is leaky, it'll escape into the attic or outside. 

The way to seal is to first seal around all penetrations in the ceiling such as lights, fans and hvac registers. This means removing the lighting housing or removing the hvac register and sealing the holes with caulking. Next, you should (if you are physically able), go into the attic and seal any holes where you see holes into the home. Sealing in the attic should begin by reading the document below.

A great technical document which shows visuals (starting on page 23) of where to air seal in the attic can be downloaded at: http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/guides-and-manuals/gm-attic-air-sealing-guide/at_download/file

Cheerio!
Oct 1, 2012 4:48PM
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If you have an old house like I do, have the basement walls sprayed with 4" thick foam insulation. It makes a big difference, by preventing cold air from entering THROUGH your foundation walls. 
Oct 1, 2012 1:58PM
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I am glad my kitty litter necktie is making a comeback. Although based on the reaction of the last wedding I was at I probably should have put clean litter in there.

Oct 1, 2012 1:48PM
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I, thought that when a fan runs clockwise it's to cool DOWN the room seeing that cool air drops & when run in REVERSE it warms up the room, due to warm or hot air rises. Tet if i'm reading this ad right it says the opposite
Oct 1, 2012 1:35PM
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I installed a fire chief 2200d outdoor wood furnace to keep the electric bill down.
Oct 1, 2012 12:09PM
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Telling people to change or clean their boiler filter every month is not practical, or cost effective at all. Also, if you mess up your furnace it will cost you more than a tank of oil just to have the heat guy come out and fix the mess you made.

Also, dont cheap out on the plastic film for your doors and windows. The cheap stuff has tape that leaves behind a residue when you go to take it off in the spring.

Plastic windows and keeping the thermostat down to 60 is what saved us the most money. And adding insulation anywhere you can afford it
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