5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter
My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange of fresh air for my boiler. Stopping major drafts, however, makes the house much more comfortable and saves energy. Here are five excellent ways to make your home cozier in the winter months.
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Adjustable Door Sweep
The bottom of a door is a typical spot for the wind to come howling through. If your door has an adjustable sweep, check to make sure it’s adjusted properly. If your door doesn’t have a sweep, add one in five minutes. If your storm door has an adjustable sweep, learn how to adjust it to keep drafts out.
Dryer Vent Cover
This one’s less obvious, but it can be a major source of cold air intrusion. Dryer vent covers are supposed to flap closed when the dryer isn’t running, keeping cold air out. But if the cover is coated with lint or otherwise faulty, the flap might stay propped open, creating a 4 in. diameter pathway for icy winter air to enter your home.