Making Sure Your Weatherstripping Works
Weatherstripping is at the bottom of all your doors to the outside. These pieces of fitted plastic keep hot and cool air from escaping out the bottom of your doors. They need to be very close to the ground to prevent all of your carefully-climate-controlled air from seeping outside. To test if your weatherstripping is on properly and working, light a stick of incense near the door. If the smoke is sucked under your door, you’ll know that you need to replace it in order to keep your home from using more energy than necessary for the climate control.
Making Sure You Have Efficient Windows
If you have old, single-pane windows, your indoor temperature is going to fluctuate a lot more, and your furnace/air conditioner will have to work much harder. The reason is that the thin glass will let air escape and outdoor air in. Having a tightly sealed home is key to keeping it energy-efficient and preventing your utility bills from being more than they should be each month. We recommend replacing those old windows with new models that are tightly sealed and multi-pane.