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Winterizing your home on a budget

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The cold snap has many people in a hurry to prepare their houses for the chilly temperatures.

Several stores across the region were packed with people getting the tools they need to winterize their homes.

You can keep your energy bill low by adding window insulation.

Plastic insulation kits are usually inexpensive and one kit allows you to insulate several windows.

"You can buy window stuff for really inexpensive. Some of these kits start as low as five bucks. That would probably be the best. You just blow dry them on it comes with the tape and insulation. You cut it, and put it on," says Jonathan Evans, Manager at General Store.

It's also important to remember your pipes so they don't freeze this time of year.

You can pick up a faucet beanie at most general stores for about $6.

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