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4. Check out the furnace
Turn 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 ducts
Up 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.
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