Tips for weatherizing homes before winter hits

Cass County Electric says no time is too early to check your home before winter.

FARGO — Around here, it can go from a beautiful fall day to a frozen nightmare seemingly in an instant.

To keep homes warm this winter and save some money along the way, residents should check all windows and doors or anywhere that cold air could be getting in.

A simple trick is to turn on the lights, and step outside. Anywhere light peeks through may just need a cheap and easy solution, such as caulking, new weather stripping or a can of foam sealant.

Another simple test is placing a hand at the bottom of doors to check for drafts.

"Nobody wants to have expensive heating or cooling bills, for that matter, so doing some of these low-cost weatherization tips can really have an impact on the bottom line when when it comes to paying that utility bill," said Chad Brousseau, Business Accounts Executive with Cass County Electric.


Brousseau also said now is the best time to call an HVAC technician to have furnaces checked to make sure they're ready to go when the temperatures plummet.

For more tips to keep bills low, go to

Ben Morris joined WDAY in June of 2021 as a news reporter. He grew up in southern New Hampshire, before he moved to Fargo. He majored in media communications and minored in marketing at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
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