Unless your home is built on a concrete slab, it has a crawl space, a basement, or a combination. These spaces are a handy place where you can run your plumbing, HVAC, and wiring, plus they can help keep the rest of your house warmer. To reap the temperature-regulating benefits of a crawl space, it must be adequately insulated. Read on to learn why you should insulate your crawl space and how to do so.
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Spread across the bottom of a standard 3-foot-wide entry door, a 1⁄4 inch space can let in as much air as a 3.4-inch hole in the wall. Keep cold out and precious heated air in by closing the gap with a door sweep. Here, three types of "door bottoms" (as they’re also called) to consider
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