Preparing your home for the freezing weather


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. For those who have not gotten around to preparing for the chill, experts say there are a few options depending on how much you want to spend.

Insulating your walls is an effective, yet expensive way to keep the heat inside your home. If you are looking to heat one room, electric fire places or space heaters are less costly and can do the trick, but there is an even cheaper way than that.

"Window coverings are great to keep hot air from escaping you have weather stripping that can go around windows and doors," Adam Lonie, Home Depot.

If your budget will not allow for these changes there is some help out there. LEAP is the low income energy assistance program, which gives struggling residents a break from their heating bills by paying part of it.

The Department of Human Services has been receiving about 100 applications for the program everyday, but there is still time for you to apply by picking up an application at D.H.S.


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