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Surefire Benefits of Paying a Little More This Winter

January 12, 2012

Lots of people can be stubborn when it comes to winter weather, resisting turning the thermostat to heat for as long as possible. For those who own Chicago real estate, it is just as much about

saving money as a challenge to avoid turning up the heat. Ilyce Glink with the Equifax Finance Blog is here to let us all know that sometimes if we pay a little, we get a lot back when it comes to preparing for winter in her article, “

Winter Home Maintenance and Weatherproofing Tips.”

For the price of a tube of caulk and some of your time, you can definitely cut down on some of your energy woes. Homes develop cracks around the windows and doors naturally over time, which allow hot air to escape and cool your home down. You may also experience heat rising up through ceiling cracks to the roof. By simply adding some caulk over those cracks, you can prevent the heat from escaping both for comfort and lower energy bills.

Of course, if you’ve got old appliances, they can be the main source of higher energy bills. It may sound costly but in most cases there’s only so much that can be done with an old system, and upgrading to an Energy Star certified heating system can save you a lot of money in the long run.

If you’re looking for more hints about winterizing your home, be sure to check out the full article. For additional information about fixing your personal finances when it comes insurance, tax, retirement, real estate and credit card, visit the

Equifax Finance Blog.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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