How to prepare for winter

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Like it or not, winter is coming. Even though we've experienced warmer temperatures so far this December, we need to prepare for cold weather. 

There are a lot of options for heaters on the market, and it's important you the right one for what you plan on using it for. A space heater gets its name because it's only meant to heat or warm up a small area, not the entire home. Cutting your energy and using a space heater in a consolidated area can save you money on your energy bill. 

According to the U.S Fire Administration, half of all home heating fires occur in the months of December, January and February. Heating equipment is the cause of one in every six of those fires.

Other ways to warm up your place without spending too much is:
(1) Sealing up drafts around windows and doors can make your home more comfortable.

(2) Insulate your windows with a plastic film wrap. 

(3) And there's always the option of bundling up.

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