With the feel of fall in the air, it is time to think about getting your home ready for colder weather. Much of the routine maintenance that needs to be done this time of year will not only help keep you cozy this winter, it will also save money on your heating bill and protect your biggest investment—your home.

While most of these routine maintenance tasks are fairly simple, make sure they get done before cold weather arrives to prevent damage to both your home and your bank account.

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The wind and cooler weather may be pointing out where you have leaks and cracks in your home. The area around doors and windows is especially prone to shifting and allowing gaps. This can allow hot air to escape, cool air to enter, or unwanted bugs to move in. There are several things to look for when replacing windows. In our latest video, Doug breaks those down for you.