This story is part ofCNET’s collection of practical advice for getting the most out of your home, inside and out.
With cold weather on the way for large parts of the country, now is an excellent opportunity to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency, make some upgrades — and potentiallyin the process. If you’ve already tried the typical tricks like , , or take it may be time to try weatherstripping.
If you aren’t familiar with weatherstripping, you can find a detailed description below. But in short, weatherstripping involves sealing up the doors and windows in your home to prevent air leaks. This improves the energy efficiency of your house and lowers heating and cooling costs.
In this guide, we’ll explain why weatherstripping is an effective way to reduce utility bills