Energy-efficient homes have become a common trend. To ensure your house isn’t wasting any power, you should check for leaks to keep it — and your money — from going out the window.
Conserving energy helps save you money on your heating and cooling bills, and it also makes your home more comfortable to live in. Plus, a more energy-efficient home has a higher resale value. Of course, in addition to all the economic benefits, it also helps the environment — the biggest and most positive impact your decision could have on the world.
Since energy-efficient homes can be financially and environmentally beneficial, you want to identify any sources of leaks. Here are some of the common household features that waste energy.
Improperly fitted or sealed windows allow air to leak out. About one-third of your home’s heat loss is from windows and doors. In the winter months, cold drafts can cause you to crank up the heat and consume more energy.
You can always replace your windows. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, consider caulking or weatherstripping instead. Use caulk to seal small gaps around the frame. For more significant gaps, try a can of foam spray.
Also, you can look into installing storm windows. These can be fitted onto your current window and are made from plastic sheets or glass.
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