Tips to Keep Warm Air In And Cold Air Out

By Heather Hubbs, Reporter

Tools

By Rachel Begle

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-- It's hard to overstate how cold it was earlier this week.

Eastern Iowa spent 40 straight hours below zero, and wind chills tied or broke records. That kind of cold has heaters working overtime, and the last thing you want is for that warm air to escape and cold air to seep in.

We talked to the experts at The Home Depot in Cedar Rapids for tips on how to winterize your home. They recommend the following:

-Replace the weather stripping around doors, windows, and the garage
-Put caulk around door and window frames to seal leaks
-Cover your windows using plastic insulation kits
-Cover pipes with foam insulation to keep them from freezing

These small, do-it-yourself fixes can save you big money on your energy bills.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG