Keep your home warm and save some money on utility bills by ensuring your house is prepped for winter. Let’s take a look at areas that commonly let in cold air (or let heat escape), so you can address them.
Check for drafts. Examine the seals around the outside and inside of doors, windows and vents. Inspect caulking and weatherstripping for wear or areas that may be peeling away. Replace if necessary. Electrical outlets, switch plates, baseboards and attic hatches are other places you may feel some cold air entering your home. Some of these areas can be fixed with caulk or a foam sealant. When dealing with electrical areas, you should consult a professional. A drafty window could benefit from curtains or you could use a draft stopper for the base of a door. You may want to use a film insulation kit as a draft blocker for windows. If you find you are making more and more repairs to fix drafts, it may be time to replace these problem areas.