Easy fall home fix-ups to save you money

7:28 AM, Sep 25, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK - Winter is just around the corner, which means now is the time to do some simple home fix-ups that could save you big in the long run.

Frugal living expert, Leah Ingram, was on KARE 11 Sunrise via satellite to offer up four easy fix-ups to do this fall.

According to HomeAdvisor's Cost Guide, the average national cost of cleaning the gutters and downspout is $161. 

If the project is not completed, the result can be water damage to the foundation and the average cost of repairing a house's foundation is $3,802. 

Winterizing your yard sprinklers is also key and can save you about $1,600 should it cause water damage, and you have to get that fixed.

Installing weather stripping can save extra money on energy costs during the winter, and remember to service your furnace before you have to turn it on.

The average cost of replacing and installing a furnace is $4,309, according to HomeAdvisor's Cost Guide.

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