As you remodel or construct your house addition, don’t forget the little things that can result in significant savings over time. The easiest time to remember to install weatherizing is when you are remodeling or building your addition. Weather stripping is quite inexpensive and very easy to install. Adding weather stripping to doors and windows prevents the exchange of conditioned and unconditioned air, making your heating and cooling system operate more efficiently. Weather stripping is very effective in keeping exterior air from entering around your windows and doors and in keeping conditioned interior air from escaping from your home. Once applied, weather stripping should last through several years. You should, however, check it at the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons and replace it when necessary.

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