Winterizing Your New HomeHey all, once again, I am so happy to have found this spot on Zillow and look forward to posting a lot here.Winter temperatures can drop to below zero and your home can feel the chill! Find out how to save money and stay warm this season. Get started now before it is too late! Here a few listed on "Preparing Your Home for Winter"4. Check out the furnaceTurn it on, crank it up, and feel the warmth to ensure that you'll be prepared for winter. Furnace filters should be replaced monthly. If you think that the furnace may not be working quite right call a repair person. For furnace repair in the Brainerd Lakes Area check out this page. Although a repair on your furnace may not be cheap you should be able to have a simple repair for under $150. Call around, get some quotes, and stay warm during the cold Minnesota winters.5. Check your vents and ductsUp to 60% of your heat can be lost through poor duct work and poorly insulated vents. If you have young children and pets you should check regularly. Vents clogged with animal hair, gunk, dust, and should be vacuumed. Check the attic and basement ducts for gaps and cover the gaps with black metal tape for a temporary fix.It is possible to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on a yearly basis. As the cold months are almost here, for us used to the winters here know that you will be in for a long season if your home isn't ready. November 30 2009 - US0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.