How To Seal Air Leaks In Your Home

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Here’s another Home Owner Tip from your friends at Bell Plumbing and Heating.  This is all about sealing any air leaks you may have in your home, especially now that more winter weather is on the way this week.

If you feel a draft in your home, you’ve got an air leak. Follow these easy steps to keep your home warm and prevent an unnecessarily high heating bill this winter.

Keep drafts out! A small leak around a door or window can be equivalent to removing a brick from the side of your house and letting the wind blow through.

  • Invest in a caulking gun – it costs less than ten dollars. Seal gaps around doors and windows, your foundation, and places where pipes pass through the walls.
  • Replace any broken panes on storm doors and windows.
  • “Fake” a double pane window: create an inexpensive “second pane” by covering the inside with tight fitting plastic sheeting.
  • Remove window air conditioning units to reduce drafts … or cover the inside and outside of the unit with plastic.
  • Move furniture to warmer spots in the room to avoid cold drafts.
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