How much heat are you wasting with draft windows and doors? It’s a huge problem during the winter, and one that is so easy to fix. But instead of just investing in all new windows (hello expensive!) wouldn’t it be nice to figure out which areas are the worst?
With a simple sticker that reads cold drafts, I was able to see which areas of my house were letting in the most air. I was actually surprised at the results.
The other option – call a contractor to test your windows/doors – is time consuming and might even cost you quite a bit of money!
So now I want to share this easy little hack with you too.
DIY Cold Spot Sensors
First, buy BlindSpotz on Amazon.com. Super easy and you can use your Prime account for free shipping. What you’ll get in the mail will look something like this:
Inside each of the 2 packets are 8 cold-sensing stickers and an instruction book to explain how to use them.
Then the next step is to place the cold spot sensors next to doors and windows that you are worried about.
I placed some in front of my outside doors and a few windows in the bedrooms.
Before you stick them next to the windows, you’ll have to “warm up” the sensors by rubbing them until the circle turns grey. When they are grey, you can put them next to the windows and monitor them over the next 48 hours.
If they turn blue, you know there is a cold spot that needs fixed. You can even send BlindSpotz a pic of your sensor and they will send you information about solutions for your needs.
Check out more about BlindSpotz in this fun video: