Tuesday, 19 April 2011

WeatherStripping - Stop the drafts

Keep your heat inside this winter by finding and plugging up those leaks. You can do this by using a candle. Look at the candles movements to help you detect leaks. Another method is by carefully holding an incense stick up to each frame and watch the smoke to see if there is a leak. (Be sure to remove all curtains and drapes first to avoid a fire.)

Once you detect a leak, mark it with a pencil and continue looking for heats leakages in your house.

Once you have detected your leaks use caulking or weatherstripping to seal the cracks.There are many youtube clips to help you with how to do this effectively.

Use caulking or weather-stripping around window sashes and exterior doors, too, as well as around foundation cracks, pipe outlets and other places where air can escape.

For door drafts, place an old-fashioned draft dodger or draft-blocker along the bottom saddle.

Finally be sure your heating thermostat is not affected by drafts that might give an incorrect reading.

33 comments:

  1. wow, thanks. i could use that in my garden house.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My window and door is pretty drafty, I'm gonna need WeatherStripping, thanks for the info

    ReplyDelete
  3. Need to replace most of the weather stripping on my back rooms. Not looking forward to it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks pretty useful!
    Followed! Please check out my blog too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This definitely looks great for energy and heat. I will try this out!

    Definitely follow for more tips like this :). Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good stuff here, summer project for next winter for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Weather stripping isn't going green, it's just plain smart. Nice post.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Haha im with J.R on this one

    ReplyDelete
  9. looks very handy! getting cold down her in new zealand!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Interesting info you have to share. Keep it coming so I can get the knowledge needed to save energy [read money].

    ReplyDelete
  11. maybe next winter. its april

    ReplyDelete
  12. interesting, too bad here winter is just about over. i guess that means i have a bunch of time to do it before next winter though :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow very nice idea, might actually do this to my room, since it can get pretty chilly in here.
    Also the whole blog idea is Great! following for more green-money-saving tips

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oooh I never knew about the candle or incense stick method, perfect timing too, it's getting cold now.

    ReplyDelete
  15. never thought of using an incense.. what a simple, but useful method. thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. great idea, maybe I'll take care of my leaky wooden windows this way, thanks!

    followed!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This post could not come at a better moment. I'm fighting an awful cold right now thanks to my drafty window.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Good advice with the candle, like it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. yep, doing it every year

    ReplyDelete
  20. i've never notice this. ty for share

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great post, I really appreciate how much time you put onto this.
    I will be closing my blog soon as soon as I reach a personal goal...hope to see you in the next one.

    A fresh start!


    James

    ReplyDelete
  22. hmmm thanks for the tips should keep my room nice and warm when needed

    ReplyDelete
  23. I really love the concept of this blog and the clean layout. Making mental notes as I'm reading your posts.

    Followed!

    See you on Alee's Perspective :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Who DOESN'T have weatherstripping? :O

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is really coming in handy! Wow!

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a great tip thanks +followed

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great post,
    Ill give you a cheezburger friend.
    Hope everyone supports this blog as well.

    Jake

    ReplyDelete
  28. wise words, i remember david suzuki saying something about this B-D

    ReplyDelete
  29. Never thought to use a candle, very clever.

    ReplyDelete
  30. this is a great idea! i think my mom has something similar for the bottom of our front door

    ReplyDelete