Here are a few tips from the Energy Experts you can use this winter to stay warm and comfortable at the lowest possible cost.
- Caulking and/or weather-stripping around all your doors, windows, exhaust vents and other openings that allow cold air to leak into your house can save you a lot in energy costs. Don’t worry about sealing your home up too tightly; for as many leaks as you can find, there will always be a few that you can’t find or fix.
- Check your exterior doors. If you can see light or can feel air coming in around them, you probably need to replace the thresholds and/or door sweeps.
- Seal around plumbing entrance under sinks and vanities and around bathtubs and showers.
- Place foam gaskets under the electrical outlet covers to cut down on air infiltration. You’ll be surprised at the amount of outside air that gets in, even through the inside walls of your home.