Keeping cold out: Simple fixes can help save hundreds of dollars

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Unique architecture and a sense of heritage are the benefits of owning a historic home.

But every winter, the owners of the Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast in Franklin face the same struggle. They have to heat the more than 140-year-old home without allowing most of the warmth to escape to the outdoors.

Some serious winterizing is in order. Windows have to be sealed, the exterior walls and attic need to be insulated, and possible leaks have to be plugged.

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