- How to find drafts:
On a windy day, use a stick of incense, a small candle or tea light or a strand of hair or string and slowly “trace” around all windowsills, door jams, vents etc looking for the flame to flicker or the smoke or hair to be blown away.
- Seal all drafts.
Silicone caulking or foam sealant works for drafts in non-movable sources, such as window frames. For movable sources, like windows or doors, use weather-stripping. Using a door draft stopper (like a rolled up towel) and heavy currents can also stop drafts.
- Don’t forget pet doors.
Drafts from a pet door can’t be avoided completely but can be protected against with weather-stripping or even a heavy curtain on either side of the door. If your pet door is within a removable panel for sliding glass doors, be sure to weather-strip around it as well.
- If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple Mechanical toll-free at 888-611-7191