Unpleasant Air Infiltrations
Can you sense a cold draft in one or more different areas in your house? This is a sure indication that there are gaps in the door and window frames, or even in the electrical outlets, letting outdoor air in.
Your property may be new, yet air infiltrations can still occur! Not only is feeling this draft inside your home unpleasant, but it will also result in hefty heating bills!
- Draft-proof the door frames. Various materials are available at the hardware store.
- Install insulating door sweeps at the bottom of the doors.
- Install plastic insulating film over your windows. This product is just effective on patio doors. In fact, the windows are a home’s primary source of energy loss!
Perpetually Foggy Windows
This winter problem can occur as much in old houses as in recently constructed buildings. Indeed, fogging happens when windows are either poorly insulated or, on the contrary, completely airtight! Since little air can escape, the humidity level is higher, causing condensation.
- Run the range hood when cooking, the air exchange system regularly and the bathroom fans.
- Crack open the windows (unless it is freezing outside!).
- Have a heat pump installed.
- Replace the windows with a triple-glazed model.
- Position the heating below the windows and leave the curtains and sheers drawn as often as possible.