Conserve energy, reduce drafts with insulation
As the weather cools down, many Canadians start to notice uncomfortable, cold drafts of air in their homes. Household drafts are a common but serious problem – particularly for those living in older homes. Beyond simply decreasing the comfort of the indoor environment, this air flow indicates a waste of household energy which will translate to higher heating bills.
To minimize air leakage and reduce household energy bills, homeowners should replace old windows, seal windows that they donʼt open and block drafts under doors. To seal large cracks around windows, cut strips of insulation batts and insert into cracks, then seal with red construction tape using strips of poly vapour retarder (if necessary) or seal smaller cracks with a foam sealant. -