Hopefully by now you’ve sealed your home from the harsh cold air. If not it seems you may still have some time seeing as how the rest of the week is predicted to be in the 50s-60s! As we move along in our home maintenance series, the next 2 weeks are a great time to tackle vents and filters. There are a number of vents and filters in and around your house. In this article I am only referring to air ventilation. We won’t get into plumbing vents or ductwork.
If wild summers make for wild winters, do mild winters make for mild summers? Let’s hope so! But before we get ahead of our seasons, we need to cross a few things of our lists. This week let’s focus on drafty windows and doors. Yes, it’s been a fairly mild winter. We’ve had an accumulation of maybe a few inches of snow on grassy areas. Fortunately, these relatively mild temperatures have cut our heating bills down compared to years prior. On the other hand we’ve probably let those drafty windows and doors slide longer than usual. Well wait no more, unless you want to watch 5-30% of your heating and cooling dollars fly right through those cracks. Here are some problem areas to watch for: