Fixing Home Air Leaks Around Cold Cellar Door – 1

Cold Cellar Door

The past few weeks has seen us attempt to seal air leaks in our home which were uncovered during the recent home energy audit. This included: Sealing air leaks around the outside of the fireplace Sealing air leaks around the outside of the house Today we take a look at a very common place for air leaks in the basement of homes, specifically around the door between the cold cellar and the rest of the basement. In the past I had thought that having a door sweep at the bottom of the … [Read more...]

DAP Home Energy Conservation Contest – One Week Left

Quick and short note. The current fall energy conservation contest is almost over. It ends at 11:59 pm ET. Remember, there are three prizes of DAP energy savings packages, valued at approximately $90 per the people over at DAP, to be won, with each package containing the following: DAPtex® Plus Window & Door Foam Sealant DAP® Seal ‘N Peel® Removable Weatherstrip Caulk DAP® SIDE Winder® Advanced Polymer Siding & Window Sealant DAP® 3.0™ Advanced All-Purpose … [Read more...]

Garden Spring Clean-up Has Begun

South Wall Garden Before Spring Cleaning

The past two days has seen us write about, and show pictures of, the tulips of our front garden starting to peak out from underneath the soil for the first time. Our front garden faces north and is mostly in shade. Therefore, it was among the last part of the front of our home to see the winter's snow melt. Depending what part of North America you live (if you live in North America, that is ;)  ) you have either finished, started or are about to start your garden clean up. We started … [Read more...]

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