Loose seals around the sides of doors or windows are one of the most common areas where heat escapes. Fortunately, it is also one of the easiest areas of your home to winterize.
Weatherstripping is available at many home improvement stores, and is made in a variety of sizes and colors to match nearly any door or window. Weatherstrips are easy to install and usually inexpensive to purchase.
Even if you’ve done weatherstripping in your home, you may have small cracks left over. For these, consider the use of caulk. Hold a stick of incense near doors and windows to determine if you have any air leaks.
Weatherstripping is one of the simplest ways to go green in the winter because proper insulation will not just lower your heating bills, it means less fossil fuels being used.
Check out these tips from the DIY Network to install your own weatherstripping to stop drafts and seal air leaks in your home.