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    TOM: For a cozy winter indoors, why not filter out the allergens build-up and grime that reduce energy efficiency? Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.

    LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.

    TOM: This time of year, HVAC systems and appliances get a real workout, thanks to more heating, cooking, and entertaining. Keep everything running with a simple winter chore by replacing filters.

    LESLIE: Help your heating system run cleanly and efficiently by changing the furnace filter every month. Buy the highest-quality filter you can find to maximize removal of allergens and dust particles from your indoor air.

    TOM: In the kitchen, grease and grime from everyday cooking can gunk up vent hood filters, preventing proper ventilation and creating a fire hazard. Clean them with dish detergent or run filters through the dishwasher.

    LESLIE: Finally, if your fridge serves up filter watered, replace filter cartridges to reduce contaminants and keep delicious water on tap. I’m Leslie Segrete.

    TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Improvement Tips, visit

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