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How to Prevent Drafts 101

Posted on November 14th, 2018

One of the most unpleasant things any homeowner can feel is a slight draft in a room. Granted, you might have the thermostat set to the highest setting — but there’s always room for a gentle breeze to wander around, even when the heat is on. If you’re looking for some ways to beat a draft once and for all, then here are some tips to follow:

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Change the Curtains

Does a particular room in your home have a series of drafty windows? If that’s the case, then it would be wise to swap out the current set of curtains for something insulated. Sure, just like a cooler, a series of manufacturers produce insulated curtains that are a little bit heavier in the material. Not only will they look great in any room, but they’ll also block out any annoying drafts from coming through in the middle of the night.

Outline Door Frames

Having an issue with a drafty door that’s causing more harm than good? Indeed, you could always replace the entire door — but that might be a bit expensive (and excessive). The best, simple solution is to invest in some inexpensive weather stripping. This is the perfect alternative to blocking drafts because the rubber will add an extra barrier sealant around the frame.

If you’re not sure which weather stripping will be best for your home, then it’s best to measure the frame of the door and visit your local home improvement store where a sales associate can help you find the best fit!

If you feel that a draft is HVAC-related, then look no further than our team at Plumbing & A/C Medic! Not only will we be able to get rid of that stench, but we’ll also be able to examine your overall water heater to see if it’s in tip-top shape!

To schedule your appointment, please visit our website for more information!