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August was the hottest month of the year, but cooler days are finally here. Say goodbye to summer with tips, tools and discounts that help you save all year long.

A cool tip: Air seal your attic access. Insulating your attic (a major source of air leaks) doesn't have to be a big project. Start small and weatherstrip the access door or hatch.

Renter-friendly, DIY Air Leak Fixes

Seal up common drafty spots in your home with these non-permanent and lower-cost tricks:

  • Install curtains or shades
  • Caulk around frames
Exterior doors
  • Add weatherstripping inside door frames
  • Attach a bottom door seal
  • Place a draft stopper to block gaps at the threshold
Outlets and switch plates
  • Cover sockets with plastic caps 
  • Add insulation gaskets behind coverplates

Get Help from an Insulation Pro

Looking for a more permanent solution for stopping air leaks?

  • Hire a contractor to do a comprehensive energy audit of your home. They’ll give recommendations on what type of insulation (and R-value) meets your home’s needs
What’s R-value?

Like an energy efficiency rating, this number tells you how resistant the insulation material is to air transfer (hot or cold).

  • The higher the number, the more resistant it is
  • The type of product and R-value needed varies based on factors like where it’s being installed and climate

Learn More about choosing the right insulation for your home.

Find more tips and tools to help you save energy and money throughout the year.