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Check Your Windows for Air Leaks with a Candle

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WHY DO THIS?


When winter rolls in, it’s pretty easy to tell that a draft is coming in through your windows. The problem is this generally becomes obvious at 2am when you wake up in a fog, desperately reaching for an extra blanket. Avoid this Grumpfest situation by checking your windows for air leaks during the daytime with two easy steps.

15 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • candle

How To:

  1. 1

    Turn off your central heating or air conditioning, because you don’t want any false drafts affecting your test.

  2. 2

    Light a candle and hold it close near the edges of your window. If the flame bends or even wiggles, you’ve got a leak on your hands.

    Did you find an air leak?

    Here are five ways to fix a drafty window!

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