Winterizing a home is a great strategy for saving energy costs. Cleaning out gutters prevents icicles from forming and damaging windows, siding, and gutters. Flushing water heaters eliminates particles that can make units less efficient; homeowners should consult a plumber for proper flushing of faucets. Using draft guards also saves heat; an alternative for sealing out cold air is using rolled towels. Insulating windows is one of the best ways for winterizing a home, saving 70 percent of heat from escaping rooms. Similarly, weatherstrip tape serves as insulation against air leaks. | Read More