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Drafting

I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t like to see my money get thrown out the window. I’m guessing you don’t either. With the rough winter months behind us, so are the high energy bills, right? Don’t let the lure of the warm spring weather lull you into a sense of lower utility bills, remember running the AC in the summer poses the same problem.

With the price of gas going up at the pump brings the promise of higher consumer energy bills, too.  I’ll bet you’ve already felt it. According to dropyourenergybill.com, air leaks and drafty windows and doors, you could be wasting as much as 35% of your energy dollars through them.

Plug hole in it. Save some money

Well, here’s an easy way to find out if money is getting sucked out of your home and wallet.  Hold a lit candle near the seam of the door or window and if the flame or smoke bends towards it – bingo!

Easily remedied. Just head over to your local hardware store for some window and door weather-stripping or caulk. Styrofoam plugs seal off energy loss around outlet plugs and light switches inside your home. I’ve even seen a “Weatherizing For Dummies Kit”, doesn’t get easier than that!

We all know the cost of energy isn’t going down, so get yourself one of those door snakes or dogs – or whatever they are – chances are you can get not only one, but two! Two! All for the same low price.

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