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Happy Holidays from JP Ware Design, we thought this was an interesting take on energy efficient construction. We wish everyone the best over the New Years Holiday, stay safe and stay warm….
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It is not to late to do an energy audit, December is a great time to do a Home Energy Audit, you can evaluate the loss areas in your home and keep you and your family warmer for less and save energy. You can do a lot yourself with a thorough examination of your house. Start with your doors and windows, checking for air leaks around the weatherstripping and caulking. Re-seal with new caulk and weatherstrip from the local hardware store, heat shrink plastic kits will not only help with sealing the drafts but also give you an added layer air which acts like insulation.
Other area to check are fireplace dampers, foundation cracks and service holes for plumbing and electricity through the foundation, seal these with spray foam in a can. Electrical outlets can be simply retrofitted with foam air seals.
Here is a link to a page with a do it youself “blower door”, essentially pressurizing your house with fans to accentuate drafts so they are easier to locate :