Seal Air Leaks to Cut Home Energy Costs

These easy, inexpensive methods for sealing air leaks could save you a bundle on your home energy costs.



air leaks, home energy costs
Applying caulk around windows lowers home energy costs by stopping air leaks, which otherwise allow heat to escape in the winter.
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weatherstripping for doors
Weatherstripping for doors is typically made of foam or metal. Foam is usually cheaper and easier to install, while metal is more durable.
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weatherproofing
Foam weatherstripping products are usually the least expensive, and the easiest to install. 
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weatherproofing doors
The main advantage of metal weatherstripping is its durability. 
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sealing air leaks
As home improvement projects go, sealing air leaks is amazingly easy and inexpensive.
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sealing air leaks on windows
Sealing air leaks not only saves energy — it leads to a healthier, more durable home.
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