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IDT Energy: Prevent Air Infiltration and Save

When the cold air is blowing outside it is a tough job to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. But to the extent that homeowners can achieve this goal is the extent to which they can save energy heating their homes during the cold winter months.

The first step in preventing leakage of warm air out and cold air in is to detect the places where the leakage is occurring.  Check places like:

  • Door and window frames
  • Mail chutes
  • Electrical and gas service entrances
  • Cable TV and phone lines
  • Outdoor water faucets
  • Dryer vents which pass through walls
  • Bricks, siding and stucco
  • Air conditioners
  • Vents and fans

Once the leaks are spotted, they can be sealed with caulking and weatherstripping.  IDT Energy encourages consumers of energy to prevent leakage and save money.

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