15 Low Tech Fixes for a Drafty House - One Crazy House

15 Low Tech Fixes for a Drafty House

Stop Drafts—and Mice! - Plugging holes on the exterior of your house with foam is a great way to stop air infiltration, but it may not keep out pests. Mice can and will chew right through regular expanding foam, but there are formulas that stop insects and rodents. So the next time you plug exterior holes, choose foam labeled to resist pests.

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation - Despite the obvious drawbacks—it’s messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures—there’s nothing better than expanding foam for sealing energy-wasting air leaks.

Sealing gaps in the opening and installing an insulating cover box on your attic stairs access can improve comfort and save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program.

Sealing gaps in the opening and installing an insulating cover box on your attic stairs access can improve comfort and save energy and money.

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The 411 On Your Insulation

The 411 on Insulation- Different ways to insulate your home, with simple definitions (r-value, for instance).

Seal Cracks In Concrete With Durable Urethane Caulk.

Great Caulking Tips & Tricks

Seal cracks in concrete with durable urethane caulk. It& keep water out and protect your foundation and walks from further cracking and eroding. You can do it in less than a half hour.

Learn from experts and manufacturers how to insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house. It's all in the details.

How to Insulate a House

HOW TO INSULATE A HOUSE; Learn from experts and manufacturers how to insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house.

10 sensible ways to save money and still keep cool

How to Save Energy and Cut Cooling Costs

How to Save Energy and Cut Cooling Costs Keep cool and save money on air conditioning too. Here are the ten best ways to cut costs and improve your AC system.

Leaky windows lead to major energy loss in a typical home. A quick, low-cost solution is to seal the gaps with removable caulk. Just apply the caulk over gaps and pull it off in the spring. Clean off any residue with mineral spirits.

Slash Heating Bills

Leaky windows lead to major energy loss in a typical home. A quick, low-cost solution is to seal the gaps with removable caulk. Just apply the caulk over gaps and pull it off in the spring. Clean off any residue with mineral spirits.

If you can feel the breeze and see daylight under your entry door, it's costing you big-time. It also means you need to adjust your door threshold or install a new door sweep. Door sweeps start at $10. The hardest part about replacing them is usually taking off the door. Start by adjusting the threshold. Newer versions have screws that raise and lower them. Turn all of the threshold screws until the door opens and closes without much drag and any draft is eliminated. If that doesn't work…

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Stop Under-the-Door Air Leaks - If you can feel the breeze and see daylight under your entry door, it's costing you big-time. It also means you need to adjust your door threshold or install a new door sweep. Door sweeps start at

Pull nests from the soffit gaps and then fill these openings with expanding foam. After the foam hardens, cut off the excess with a utility knife.

11 Strategies for Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Keep pests out of the house: Foam Large Soffit Gaps Pull nests from the soffit gaps and then fill these openings with expanding foam. After the foam hardens, cut off the excess with a utility knife.

Sealing leaky joints in heating, ventilating and air conditioning ducts is a simple, cheap DIY project that can reduce your energy costs by hundreds of dollars a years.

Plug Leaky Ducts

Sealing leaky joints in heating, ventilating and air conditioning ducts is a simple, cheap DIY project that can reduce your energy costs by hundreds of dollars a years.

Sealing leaky joints in heating, ventilating and air conditioning ducts is a simple, cheap DIY project that can reduce your energy costs by hundreds of dollars a years.

Plug Leaky Ducts

Sealing leaky joints in heating, ventilating and air conditioning ducts is a simple, cheap DIY project that can reduce your energy costs by hundreds of dollars a years.

Use a rubber roofing boot to seal holes where air conditioning or plumbing lines penetrate the walls of your home.

Energy Savings: Seal Plumbing and Wiring Holes

Energy Savings: Seal Plumbing and Wiring Holes A rubber plumbing boot seals holes in your siding

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