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Weatherizing your home

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- The overnight temperatures are dropping, and it may be time to think about weatherizing your house.

There are cheap, easy ways to make your home more energy efficient and to help you save money. Filling up holes and gaps around your windows will keep hot air in and cold air out. Pipe covers will keep your pipes from cracking over the winter, and good insulation will probably save you some money on your electric bill.

Matt Gutzmer, Home Depot Manager says, "The money you invest will save you money in the long run on your energy costs. Your heating and cooling will be significantly lower."

There are also tax rebates available for energy-star rated products, but you only have until the end of the year.