Winterizing your home on a budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- It's getting colder outside, which means it is time to prepare your home for winter.

"Winterizing your home the correct way can save you up to 30% on your energy bill," Home Depot manager Ryan Steinhoff said.

Steinhoff suggests checking the window stripping on the window first.

"It should be thick, compressed, and not sticking out," he said.

The next step, he says, would be to caulk the windows all throughout the edges.

"Caulk is only around $5," he said. "One of the ways to caulk your window is from the inside, but if you can get the outside of the home too, that's even better."

Steinhoff says most people can also keep their homes warm and save on energy by adding a clear plastic cover to the window. The covering can be easily found in stores, and is usually under $10.

"It is super easy, and quick to do," he said.

Steinhoff says if home improvement lovers need any assistance winterizing their home for less, they can stop by Home Depot.