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In winter, enjoy energy-efficient warmth and the fruits of your home-maintenance labors. Use this time of the year to thoroughly clean and care for your home’s interior while taking a few precautionary measures on the outside.

Outdoor Tasks:

  • Walk around your home’s exterior and check the crawl space vents located at the foundation.
  • Close any that are open.
  • Protect your central air conditioning unit with a cover, and remove and store window air conditioners.
  • Clean and store garden tools.
  • Move snow shovels and snow blowers to a convenient spot.

Indoor Tasks:

  • Change or clean furnace filters.
  • Consult manufacturer instructions for your furnace to determine how frequently the filters should be replaced.
  • Clean kitchen appliances inside and out, including refrigerator coils.
  • Maintain clean drains by adding one-half-cup baking soda followed by one-half-cup white vinegar. After 10 minutes, flush with boiling water.

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