Windows and entryways are often the culprits that cause cold air to seep into your home. If you notice cold air around closed windows and doors, consider replacing the weatherstripping, which is used to seal gaps. Old or damaged weatherstripping can cause warm air to escape and let cold air enter. If you’re unsure which areas in your home are creating a draft, hold a lit candle along your windows, baseboards and entryways. If you see the candle flicker, you’ve found a draft.
Although it’s a short-term solution, you can also use plastic film to effectively insulate your windows during colder weather. And if you live in an especially cold climate, try adding Bubble Wrap over the film for extra insulation.
If your home has an attic, ensure that it’s well insulated to prevent heat loss and ice dams. Ice dams form when heat escapes into the attic and warms up the snow that’s sitting on your roof. When the melted snow refreezes into ice, water can get trapped under the roof’s shingles and cause water damage inside of your home.
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