Locating Drafts in your Home

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Winter is around the corner and there is a chill in the air. That doesn’t mean there needs to be a chill in your home as well. Windows and doors aren’t the only places around your house that can let in a draft. Before winter officially arrives take some time to check out the common draft areas that are listed in the article below. Not only will it help you save on your energy bill, it will also provide a more comfortable home for you entire family. Once the air leaks are discovered you will be able to fix most of them yourself. If your own inspection hasn’t turned up obvious leaks, but you can still feel a draft in your home, consider hiring a professional. They can come in and do a home energy audit for you, which can result in a huge money savings. Once leaks and repairs are identified you may need to prioritize which repairs to complete first. The article below can help guide you through what is most important and take you through the house from top to bottom.

There’s a nip in the air. And whether you live in a brownstone in the city or a big spread in the suburbs, you don’t want the chill to come in with you — or your home’s warmed air to leak out — when you settle in for the night.

Air leaks are uncomfortable, maybe even irritating, and they also cost you money. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, you can save as much as 10 percent on your total energy bills (20 percent of your heating and cooling costs) each year by properly sealing and insulating your home. Here is some advice on how to get started.

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