November 18, 2015

Caulk the windows. Weatherstrip the doors. It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean the time of year when you should do those things. I mean it’s the time of year when a lot of news stories that include this ineffective advice start appearing. There’s a lot of bad advice included in those articles, but let’s just look at why the caulking and weatherstripping advice will provide minimal relief.

The first problem with caulking and weatherstripping

I’ve written about this topic a number of times. Most recently, it was my article about bad energy saving tips on Clark Howard’s website. I covered a number of their bad tips but gave only a cursory answer to the caulking and weatherstripping issue:

Reposted with permission from Allison Bailes.

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