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      Ace Hardware home heating tips

      Some of the available options for home heating at Ace Hardware in Traverse City.

      As Northern Michigan braces for a blast of frigid weather, it's important to know how to keep your house nice and warm.

      Keeping your home heated can make for an undesirable energy bill, so the folks at Ace Hardware spoke with UpNorthLive.com about energy-efficient ways to retain heat in your house and keep the cold out:

      - Small, energy-efficient space heaters and only use them in rooms that will be frequently used.

      - Weather-strips or foam tape for gaps in door frames.

      - Foam tape or caulk for cracks near doors and windows.

      - Plastic sheet window insulation.

      Following these simple tips can help keep you a little warmer and your wallet a little thicker.