Today’s Tip from The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference: Seal drafts around your windows and doors.
You can keep your home warm and cozy — and cut your heating costs — by prefeting heat escaping through your windows and doors.
To find leaks, light a candle and hold it in front of a window and door seams. The flame will flicker in drafty spots.
Weather-stripping can help seal the drafts. Self-stick foam weather-stripping is the easiest to work with and should be installed on dry surfaces when the temperatures are above 20 degrees. Simply measure the perimeter of the windows and door and add 10 percent to the total allow for waste and the follow the instructions on the package.
My favorite “green” Pinterest pin this week is using used dryer sheets for cleaning! Visit the link for more details on how to use them and what they work best on.
See all of the other tips in our Go Green series.