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Seal gaps around doors, windows, outlets, pipe penetrations and other openings with caulk.

Seal gaps around doors, windows, outlets, pipe penetrations and other openings with caulk.


Weatherstripping doors and windows can reduce drafty air in your home and lower utility bills.

Weatherstripping doors and windows can reduce drafty air in your home and lower utility bills.


Door seals or door sweeps with rubber or felt seals block drafts at the bottom of doors.

Door seals or door sweeps with rubber or felt seals block drafts at the bottom of doors.


“Weatherization facts:
– Low income families will realize greater comfort and additional disposable income, saving over $400 in reduced energy costs (at current prices) the first year. This equates to a 23% reduction in primary heating and cooling fuel costs.
– Taken together every $1 invested in the weatherization program returns $2.72 in energy and non-energy related benefits.
– Some of the largest returns are from the easiest projects including weatherstripping doors and windows, caulking exterior cracks and replacing door sweeps and door bottoms.
– Reducing energy demand decreases the environmental impacts of energy production.”

Source: Weatherization Facts
Image source: Green World 365
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