That Door Draft is Costing You Money
Poor insulation can account for up to 30% of an annual utility bill, as shown by statistics issued by the government. This is largely in part due to air which can leak in and out of your home if you’re not careful. People still tend to overlook, even though it could save them a lot of money.
It can be so difficult to juggle monthly budgetary liabilities these days and when the utility bill arrives there is a lot of trepidation. Heating and air conditioning costs represent the lion’s share of that utility bill and unless you are on top of these costs it can be very difficult to save any money for that rainy day ahead.
There are a number of solutions to help you address the problem of leaking air and a door draft stopper is one of the most cost effective and readily available. They are specifically designed to fit snugly into window apertures or around doors and to keep your costly air in its place.
It’s not good enough just to give a cursory glance to your doors and windows and expect to see a problem. As most people cannot see an actual air leak they tend to think that it is not happening. These problems, truth be told, exist in any kind of house, whether old or new. Ground around your home tends to settle and this will inevitably lead to problems.
If you use a candle or even a cigarette lighter you can pass it around the edges of your doors or windows and, so long as your air conditioning system is switched off, you will see whether there is any leak one way or another. This will help you to decide where you are going to place your door draft stopper.
The beauty about a door draft stopper is that once you have found your problem and placed it in its location, you do not have to worry about it anymore. The products are designed to be very durable as they are made from tough and long lasting polypropylene. Drafts are absorbed by the ground corn cob insulation.
Sooner or later we all have to take responsibility for the energy that we consume, as we see that climate change is now becoming a major issue that is not going away. Leaking air is our responsibility, whether we like it or not and we need to ensure that we are not using too much energy. Prevention should be at the top of your list now as you work out how you are going to help your budget and the environment.
Utility companies may be in the business of making money, but they will also help you to reduce your usage if you ask them. Go online to their website and look for pointers to help you if your bill is completely out of control, or if door draft stoppers do not help. They may even send an inspector to help you find the problems.