Energy Saving Tips: Drafts

Drafts account for heat loss in your home, and as a result, your furnace has to work harder to maintain the same temperature, resulting in an increase in your overall energy consumption.

While duct tape may be handy for a lot of things, but is not meant to effectively fix drafts.

Researchers believe the adhesive is why duct tape fails as a sealant. When heating systems reach certain heats, the glue holding duct tape causes the tape to fall off leaving areas vulnerable to energy waste.

Fix your drafts with caulking, weather stripping and or insulation and save your duct tape for other projects around the home. By fixing your drafts, you will reduce the amount of heat loss, and decrease your overall consumption.

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