30 Apr '13, 2pm
Drafty windows? No problem, just seal them! Hold on-how? And how do you tell if your windows are drafty? Here's how:
You can’t have a house without any windows now, can you? What would be the point? No sunlight, no great views or even a way to see what the weather’s like outside. Living in a home without windows is not a practical idea, which is why you really don’t see any. However, those same windows that let in so much light can also be letting cold air in and warm air out during winter, or vice-versa in summer. And when you have this kind of an air exchange going on, you’re paying for it through your heating and cooling bills. Windows are a major reason for heat loss and also one of the easiest fixes when it comes to sealing your home. The trick is to make sure you seal windows properly to prevent major air leakage from taking place. How do you know if you have leaky windows ? Start with a simple test. Run your hand along a window frame and feel for a draft. If you can actually feel ...