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It is August, but the winds and rain of yesterday reminded me to do some some annual maintenance that is sure to have an impact.
 
Every year it is a great idea to have a look at the weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows to make sure it is in good condition and doing its job. Poor weather stripping and deteriorating caulking can have a major effect on your heating/cooling costs. As heating accounts for an average of 60% of the energy used in your home in Calgary, I'd say any improvement is worth the effort. Sealing leaks also has the added benefit of reducing noise and dust from entering your house.
 
The Government of Canada's Office for Energy Efficiency has some great resources for finding leakage areas and fixing them.
 
 
 
 
 

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