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Time to Winterize your home

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EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin (WQOW) - According to the Department of Energy the typical American family spends at least $2,000 a year on utility bills.

The Department of Energy says poorly insulated windows can add an extra 15% to your heating bill. But experts say saving money is easy.  If you see a lot of condensation building up on the inside of your window then you're going to want to put up storm windows or plastic.

Sealing windows could take just a few minutes, or in the case of a large home, a few hours. But the savings will last much longer.

Marty Rosendahl of Glass Doctor says,  "You can leave them in until you turn your heat off in the spring. So depending on the weather, you could be looking at four or five months, you could be looking at six or seven. Just depends on the year."

Replacing worn out weather stripping can also help seal your heat in.

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