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August 23, 2013 3:14 AM Subscribe
Can you share all the information, products, tips, etc., about weatherstripping and all other ways of keeping my house from leaking heat--and letting in cold air--when it's cold?
posted by A Terrible Llama to home & garden (37 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
We live in a house in New England that was built in the late 80s. Most of the windows leak some air. Most of the doors leak a little air. Probably the walls leak air.
What are all of the things we can do, and especially, specific products to purchase (from Amazon if possible) that we can use to seal up our house, not waste heat, and stay warm?
Specifics of all types are very helpful.
Little details: we know about the plastic sheet things that hang over the windows and will use them in a pinch, but would prefer not to. We do have an appointment for an energy audit, and we did that last year as well and got a rebate for having some insulation blown in. We'll probably have the same thing done this year. I think when they do the review, the person doing the review makes decisions about what they'll fund you for, so we'll do whatever that person says. I'm just trying to do everything we can on our own.)