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  • How to Check and Seal Your Windows

    Drafty windows are a huge cause of heating loss for many homeowners, you can reduce much of that loss before winter sets in by checking your windows for exterior drafts and sealing them.  All you need is a candle or lighter and some caulk, you should check and replace any exterior caulk  that may have dried during the warmer months . Call your Home Mechanics to help you get your home winter ready!

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    Step 1: Check for Drafts

    First, determine if any air is flowing through your closed windows. A great way to do this is to hold a lit candle close to the window seams. If the flame bends, then it could be signs of a draft.

    Also check the caulk on the outside window frame. Exterior caulk can dry out in the heat of summer. If you find a whole lot of gaps and cracks, it's time to re-caulk.

    Get other weatherization  tips  from DIY Network

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