Battening Down the Hatches for Winter

Last winter, we had an energy audit performed by About Saving Heat of Denver. The technician had a neat gizmo that automatically measures the air temperature, similar to the instant read thermometer you use to make sure your chicken is cooked properly. Anyway, when he held the machine to the ceiling and passed it over the air conditioning vents – closed for the winter, of course – the temperature was two to three degrees cooler, meaning that cold air was still leaking through the vents. He recommended a simple and inexpensive fix, magnetic vent covers:

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You simply cut the covers to fit with scissors, apply to the vents…

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…and – voila! – you’re done. My kind of home improvement project.

Is it my imagination, or do the rooms feel just a little more cozy and snug?

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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