One way to cut down on the high heating bills during this frigid weather is to make sure your house is properly insulated.
Ace Hardware in La Crosse says it's a good idea to patch up the cracks.
You should check the stripping on windows and doors, and fill any holes in the walls near the foundation or up on the roof.
The store manager at Ace hardware recommends a simple product found in several retail stores. "The spray foam that's in a can, it seals up any leaks and it's quick, easy, simple to use," said Store Manager Dave O'Mara.
He also says in a lot of older homes, the number of holes can create heat loss equal to leaving a window open.