September 2007
How Energy Efficient is Your Home?


  1. All windows and doors are sealed with new or like new caulk or weatherstripping.
  2. All windows and doors are sealed with worn weatherstripping and caulk.
  3. Some windows and doors are sealed with weatherstripping and caulk.
  4. I can see daylight through the sides or bottom of my door or windows.

By simply caulking and weatherstripping around doors, windows and other openings, you could reduce your energy bill by as much as 10 percent and make your home much more comfortable. Seal with caulk between the wall and window trim or doorframe. For doors, install weather stripping and use door sweeps on the door thresholds. And don't forget some of the other areas where air leaks commonly occur, like at baseboards, at plumbing penetrations, the fireplace, and fans, vents and outlets.

Next page: How'd You Do?

Page 1: Heating and Cooling
Page 2: Water Heating and Water Use
Page 3: Lighting
Page 4: Insulation
Page 5: Air Leaks
Page 6: How'd You Do?