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Save Money This Winter By Air Drafting Your Windows

Don’t you just love the sweet sound of money well saved? I know I do! That’s why I’m happy to share with you an energy saving tip I use every winter that also happens to be a pretty decent money saver.

There’s this technique many Canadians especially know about called ‘air drafting’. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s a lot more straight forward than it sounds. Air drafting is simply the practice of tight sealing doors and windows in order to reduce the amount of cold air they let in, which consequently increases your heating bill.

woman in the living room looking out her window at rain
This is going to take longer than I thought.

How Do I Know If I Need To Air Draft My Window?

A good question to ask yourself before rushing to the local supply store is whether or not you actually need to air draft your window. To find out if air drafting is the appropriate action for your home, all you have to do is wait for the cold weather to hit. Once it’s gotten chilly, pick a window (preferably your largest one) and hold the back of your hand up near the edges and feel for a breeze. If you feel a stream of cold air flowing on the back your hand, it’s time to begin air drafting the window because it’s not properly sealed.

How Do I Air Draft My Window?

I’m a blogger and social media manager, not a handyman! I know my intro paragraph made it sound like I do the air drafting myself, but I actually bribe my older sister to do it for me.

Here’s a great tutorial video by B&Q you should check out if you’re interested:

Do you draft proof your home in the colder seasons? Why or why not? Can’t wait to hear your answers in the comments section below!

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