Do you feel a draft? As the temps are falling, you can do a few simple and inexpensive things to help keep the cold air out around your windows.
- Use weather strips to seal your windows
- If you don't plan on opening your windows again until Spring, you can use calk to temporarily seal them shut. Of course, this means you'll have to peel it off in the Spring.
- Try adding a door sweep along the bottom of an outside door to block cold air. You can find a variety of sizes and thicknesses at your local hardware store.
- Place window film on your windows. This works like saran wrap and keeps the cold air out. Heat it with a blow dryer after you hang it to seal.
- Use heavy curtains on your windows to help keep the room insulated.
- Door snakes are simple fabric tubes stuffed with fluff or dried rice to weight them down. Just set them across the bottom of your door after you close it. Plus, you can easily make these at home or buy a really cute one to add to your home decor.
Why stop there? Other culprits for air leaks are attics, plumbing vents, around holes for cables. around exhaust fans and several areas in your basement. Keep an eye out for more energy saving tips on our Facebook page.