(StatePoint) This winter, don't let your windows keep you out in the cold.
According to the American Institute of Architects, windows are the primary source of heat loss in houses.
To keep your house warm and energy bills down:
caulk around windows, door frames, and other trim, while using weather stripping to seal drafty doors. And don't forget to close fireplace dampers.
Planting trees and bushes around your house will help block out cold winter winds. This will help keep energy costs down and make your yard look great too.
Finally, don't forget to fix leaky faucets. Even minor leaks increase energy consumption and electricity bills.