Winter's chill is supposed to take place outdoors, but too often drafty attics, fireplaces, windows and open vents let cold air in. This wastes energy and can cost you big money in higher energy bills.
What can you do about drafts from the four largest "holes" in your home -- the folding attic stair, the whole house fan, the fireplace and the clothes dryer?
Add an insulated attic stair cover. An attic stair cover seals the stairs, stopping drafts and energy loss.
Whole house fans and air
Install a whole house fan shutter seal. Made from flexible insulation, the shutter seal is installed over the ceiling shutter, secured with Velcro, and trimmed to fit.
Add a Fireplace Plug to your fireplace. Available from Battic Door, the Fireplace Plug is an inflatable pillow that seals the fireplace damper, eliminating drafts, odors, and noise.
Clothes dryer exhaust ducts
Adding a dryer vent seal is a quick solution to reduce unwanted drafts. The vent will remain closed unless the dryer is in use. When the dryer is in use, a floating shuttle rises to allow warm air, lint and moisture to escape.
For more information on Battic Door's energy conservation products visit www.batticdoor.com.
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