by April Reinhardt
(last updated June 8, 2015)
Have you ever found yourself on the couch on a cold night, ready to watch your favorite movie on TV, only to become distracted by cold currents of air? Unable to concentrate on the movie plot, you soon stop the DVD player, forego watching the movie and, instead, spend the remainder of the evening investigating the source of the cold draft.
If you find that your home is drafty, it is more than a mere inconvenience. Drafts caused by air coming in through loose window and door seals, and ill-fitting insulation within walls and around pipes, can raise the cost of your energy bills. Follow these guidelines for checking and eliminating the drafts in your home and remove the inconvenience, while also lowering your bills:
Some other measures for eliminating drafts include insulating attics and crawl spaces, shutting off unused rooms, installing plastic sheeting over windows (both inside and out), using caulk around ceiling fixtures such as lights and fans, sealing vents and ductwork, and sealing the cracks around your dryer vent.
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