Not airtight

In the Winter you can have a lot of expenses, and a wonderful way to save is to try to save energy. The place you live in is most likely not airtight, and most contractors don’t properly insulate a home. This is bad because the gas furnace can turn on in addition to the heated air leaks out of the house. This causes high energy bills when it does not need to be, then there are places where the heating can leak out are the windows, door frames in addition to the baseboards. Make sure all the windows are fit in the frames tightly; Caulk around the edges of the windows to not allow any sort of leakage. Additionally, if you are the person wanting to be installing the window, make sure there is the right amount of insulation around the window. The doors are a little tricky; Not every door is flush to the door, but sometimes they are a few inches short. Take towels or a rag to shove underneath the door. This seals in the heat and does not let the cold air in! With the baseboards, most likely the contractor did not have enough insulation for the job. So where the wood baseboards are there is no insulation. All the cold air leaks in that way which is why the floors can feel so cold… Remove all of those baseboards to add insulation where you need it the most! You should then see a significant change to the heating bills around your house.

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