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Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

Use these step-by-step projects to winterize your home.

From your water heater to your front lawn, it's important to get your house ready for the cold weather. Use the following three projects to make sure your home won't be caught off guard when the temperature starts to drop.

Learn how to winterize your home.

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Easy/Moderate


How to Winterize a Water Heater

Learn how to prepare a home for the cold by winterizing the water heater and pressurizing the system.

  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate


How to Winterize a Toilet

Learn how to winterize a toilet to keep it from freezing when the cold weather comes.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Easy/Moderate


How to Winterize Your Lawn

Autumn is a great time to prepare your lawn for a better summer. Planting and fertilizing are among the steps needed to winterize your lawn.





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