Did you know that a good seal on windows and doors helps fight hot and cold climate changes?
By weatherproofing gaps in your window and door moldings, you help stop hot and cold airflow from coming inside your home at the wrong times of the year.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, air sealing an old or especially drafty house can save more than 20% on heating and cooling bills because your furnace and air conditioner don’t have to work so hard to keep you comfortable. How can you tell if your doors and windows need weather stripping, other than the obvious arctic blast or wave of desert heat coming through the seal and a wallet-draining energy bill?
- Wait for a windy day and stand by a window or door to see if you feel a breeze.
- Light a match or candle, stand by a door or window and watch how the flame and smoke react.