CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Temperatures the last few nights have been around 20 degrees, and if your home isn't well insulated, you've certainly felt the chill.
This time of year, cold air coming into your home could be a particular problem for your comfort and for your wallet. The more of a draft you have, the more you turn up your heat, the more you're paying to heat your home.
Fortunately, the majority of drafts are easy to find.
"The best way to mitigate any drafts is to identify the points of the air leaking in, the most common air leaks occur around windows," said Ryan Carvalho of the Home Depot in Chicopee.
Buying new windows may not be an option, but fixing drafts could be done quite cheaply. Getting some relatively inexpensive caulking can tighten the seal around your windows, and window film can provide an extra boundary between your cold windows and your living space.
For a draft under the door, there are products available to fill in the space while allowing you to open and close the door.
Most of those products cost less than $20,and could save you up to $225 per year.