It’s often the little things that make a big difference. Take weather seal, for example. No one pays any attention to it until they notice chilly air shooting from the door or window, instead of the vents or ducts. This is a red flag that the seal needs to be replaced as its job is to form an air-tight barrier from conditioned air getting out of your house.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates air leaks from inside the house boost your energy bill by as much as 20 percent. That’s a lot of money to pay for heating or cooling the outside. To remedy this, take measures such as insulating your home and checking for drafts around the windows and doors.
Keep Comfortable Year-Round
Applying weather seal is an easy DIY task to tackle. And you’ll love the resulting energy savings you see on your utility bills. It’s essentially a process of removing the old, cleaning off the area, and applying new sealing material. When you follow the directions faithfully, you’ll get good results.
This is certainly worth the small amounts of time and money you put into such a project. And one reward is a comfortable and cozy home in the winter and refreshingly cool one in the summer.