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Winterize your house to keep it cozy and warm with these smart upgrades
Proper insulation is the best way to maximize comfort and minimize energy bills
Winter prep to keep your grounds clean and safe this winter
Snow and Ice Removal
Keeping your home warm doesn't come at a high price, thanks to these easy-to-do fixes
Budget Fixes for Drafty Windows
A few quick fixes will keep chilly breezes from seeping into the house. These three are sure to make you more...
3 Draft Blockers to Try
In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to silence a...
How to Maintain a Steam Radiator
Airtight solutions for your house's drafty problems
Editors' Video Picks: Insulation Tips for Every Corner of Your Home
You probably haven't thought of this line of defense against the chills
Use Window Treatments to Control Drafts
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains R-value and the need for good insulation
Understanding Insulation and R-Value
Richard Trethewey gives advice on how to know it's time to replace a furnace
Is it Time to Replace the Furnace?
Ask This Old House heating and plumbing expert Richard Trethewey explains the best practices for keeping your furnace...
How to Maintain a Furnace
Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings
How to Install an Energy-Saving Programmable Thermostat
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey silences a leaky, squeaky steam radiator
How to Repair a Whistling and Leaky Steam Radiator
Get your hearth looking like new before winter's chill sets in for good
17 Fireplace Upgrades
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor speaks with meteorologist Jim Cantore about winter weather and how climate...
Winter Weather Tips with Meteorologist Jim Cantore
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for fixing a drafty door
How to Weatherstrip an Exterior Door
Cost-effective way to save energy with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
How to Beef Up Attic Insulation
Renovating an old, unsafe chimney with an easy-to-install stainless steel liner
How to Re-Line a Chimney Flue
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a quick tip to make wood splitting easier
How to Split Firewood
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows an energy-efficient way to insulate old...
How to Insulate Window Weight Pockets
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to save money and stay warm by plugging up energy-wasting gaps,...
How to Stop Cold Air Leaks in Winter
The last thing you want to be thinking about when you're standing on a ladder is falling off it. Here, six ladder...
Decorating the House? How to Use a Ladder Safely
For a spectacular display that's merry and bright—and doesn't blow a fuse—follow these five tips from lighting pros
5 Things to Know Before You Hang Holiday Lights
Electric holiday lights and displays sparkle and wow, but they're also potentially dangerous
Firesafe Holiday Lights
If lights and garland aren't enough, these outdoor Christmas woodworking patterns will help you create a head-turning...
Holiday Woodworking Plans for Fun Yard Decor
YARD AND GARDEN
Heavy snow and other cold-weather hazards can wreak havoc on yard plantings. Here's how to protect your shrubs in...
How to Winterize Shrubs
Your lawn mower, string trimmer, and other outdoor power tools will benefit from some upkeep before they hibernate...
How to Winterize Yard Tools
An end-of-summer tune-up keeps power lawn equipment in top shape
How to Store Your Lawn Mower for the Cold Season
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti show the safe way to remove a dead...
How to Take Down a Dead Tree
Don't retire your gardening gear just because the temperature's dropped. Pot up some cold-weather plantings to...
The Winter Garden: A Cold-Weather Plant List
A line of evergreen trees or shrubs can provide year-round seclusion even better than a fence
Evergreen Privacy Screens
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