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The Ultimate Indoor Home Winterizing Quiz
by Staff
Whether you live in a sunny, warm climate or are knee-deep in snow from October until May, it's a good idea to prepare your home for winter. Take our quiz to learn everything you need to know about winterizing your home.

Which of the following products helps keep warm air inside during cold weather?

  • caulking
  • weather stripping
  • both of the above

How much less energy will you use by replacing just one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light (CFL)?

  • 25 percent less
  • 50 percent less
  • 75 percent less

Weather stripping seals the spaces around moveable _____ like doors and windows.

  • cracks
  • joints
  • holes

Sealing holes and cracks in your house that leak air can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to:

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent

How often should you have your furnace serviced by a professional?

  • once a year
  • every two years
  • every five years

How often should you replace your home furnace's air filter?

  • every three months
  • every six months
  • every year

If air is leaking out of the _____ of your air filtration system, it's time to have them sealed.

  • air ducts
  • air channels
  • air cables

How many inches of insulation should you install in your attic for maximum energy efficiency?

  • 2 to 5 inches
  • 7 to 10 inches
  • 12 to 15 inches

At what temperature do uninsulated pipes freeze?

  • 20 degrees Fahrenheit degrees (-6.66 Celsius) or lower
  • 22 degrees Fahrenheit degrees (-5.55 Celsius) or lower
  • 24degrees Fahrenheit degrees (-4.44 Celsius) or lower

What can you do to protect your pipes from freezing and bursting?

  • Drain and store your hoses.
  • Turn off your outdoor faucets.
  • both of the above