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5 gadgets to protect your home this winter

Dec. 3, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
Black and Decker

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Draft detector

Don't just assume your front windows and doorframes aren't leaking hot air or letting the elements in. Your personal draft detector can use infrared technology to help you visualize your energy leaks. Most models can also be used to check the settings of your fridge/freezer or make sure the insulation around recessed lighting is installed properly for heat management and safety.

The $60 Black & Decker version looks and feels like a laser gun and lets you set the temperature difference as needed.