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How to Prepare Your House for Climate Change

From fire-proofing to backup power, there are multiple ways to ready a home for climate impacts — and save money in the process. 

Engineers from Sud Energies Renovables SL install solar panels onto the roof of a residential property in Barcelona, Spain.

Engineers from Sud Energies Renovables SL install solar panels onto the roof of a residential property in Barcelona, Spain.

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Living on a warming planet requires protecting your home from threats exacerbated by climate change. But protection doesn’t only mean playing defense: In addition to anticipating extreme weather or wildfire threats, for example, homeowners can make proactive upgrades to save themselves headaches and money, and to avoid unnecessary emissions. 

Here are five ways you can think about climate-proofing your house.