Hello, and welcome to another WIN video blog!

While winter doesn't officially begin until December 21, homeowners shouldn't wait until then to start making .

In fact, you should start winterizing now so when temperatures are unbearable, you won't have to worry.

Insulating the water heater can save you up to 9 percent in water-heating costs. Less energy is used due to less heat escaping from the water tank.

To avoid freezing pipes, you'll want to use foam-rubber insulation. This material will ensure metal doesn't get exposed to the harsh cold.

Thanks for tuning in, and stay warm this winter season!