Jill Cordes provides easy tricks you can do in your home to reduce heat loss. Check out this videos, and you'll be ready for those cold winter months. (Courtesy: Brighter Living)



Jill:  Does turning up the thermostat send your monthly bill through the roof? Well, the problem might not just be the weather outside, but how inefficient your home is inside. That’s often the biggest culprit for losing heat and burning dollars.

Mark:  Today we try to make homes as comfortable and efficient as possible. There have been great improvements in insulating materials even over the last ten years or so. But in older homes, there’s heat loss through windows, doors, and unsealed gaps that allow cold air to enter.

Jill:  So what are some easy tricks to reduce heat loss? If you feel cold air coming through a closed window, you probably need to apply some inexpensive temporary caulking around the edges. Caulks like DAP Seal ‘n Peel cost around $5.00, and they can be removed if they need to be. So the winter months, caulk away. Heat rises, so make sure your upstairs doors and windows are tightly sealed to keep your downstairs nice and toasty. With these simple tips, the temperature stays warm and your bill stays low. And with all the money you save, you can even buy a new sweater, not that you’ll need to. I’m Jill Cordes.


BRIGHTER LIVING: Reducing heat loss
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