Add a door sweep
to seal the gap at the bottom of a door from drafts.
Products currently available at ECO Centers in retail stores include the Adjustable Water Saving Flapper, which seals out leaks and lets consumers decide how much water is used in each toilet flush; the Dual Spray Swivel Aerator, which is the only one of its kind to be WaterSense certified, featuring two sprays, a 360-degree swivel and a lever to temporarily pause water flow; the Furnace Filter Whistle, a reusable device that sounds an alarm when the furnace filter is 50% clogged and should be changed; the Plug Guard, an outlet plate cover that child-proofs and seals out air leaks, yet slides open for easy cord plug-in; and a clear DIY Self-Stick Door Sweep
to eliminate drafts.
New door hardware must be equal to or better than: Von Duprin 33 series panic device, LCN 4040XP heavy duty surface mounted door closer, 90A offset pull handle, brush door sweep
, and threshold.
The customer contribution to the audit will be partially offset by "leave behind" energy efficiency items such as compact fluorescent light bulbs, door sweeps
and low-flow showerheads.
Also try weather stripping your windows and adding door sweeps
beneath doors for added insulation.
Seal cracks and install door sweeps
-- Use or fix window screens -- Manage outdoor lights to prevent insects gathering -- Eliminate moisture problems to keep the home dry -- Properly store all food -- Use non-toxic products
Install door sweeps
to inside doors adjacent to the garage and the outside.
FPL will cover $10 of the cost of installing weather stripping, caulking and door sweeps
Installing several "winterizing" products like door sweeps
and weather-stripping (demonstrated by Niagara Conservation).
Weather-stripping, caulking and door sweeps
help to seal off windows and doors, also relieving a home's air conditioner of extra work.
Seal up leaky drafts around doors and windows with weather-stripping, caulking, and door sweeps
ensure that door sweeps
, doors and windows are tight-fitting and