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Dulley's Money-Saving Tip #1041

Weatherstrip garage-to-house door

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When you tighten up your home of for the cold winter, do not forget to weatherstrip and caulk the door from the attached garage into your house. Most attached garages are not very airtight. Most of the air leaks come in through the large garage door and some through poorly-caulked garage windows. Make sure that you have some type of cover, even a simple piece of plywood, over the garage attic storage area ceiling opening.

You may not feel the air leaking in through the door from an attached garage because the air is not as cold as outdoor air. It still robs your house of heat. The indoor drafts that it creates can also force your to set your thermostat higher to stay comfortable.