Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. Damage to
your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can
increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft can
make a room feel colder than it really is, while a dry draft can cause dry
throats and skin.
So it pays to pay attention to drafts in your home.
Drafts are most commonly found at windows and doors, but they can also
occur through walls with poor or old insulation.
Ideally, a draft should be eliminated through a repair or renovation (such as
replacing old windows.) When that’s not possible, there are a variety of
products available that will help you stop drafts in the short term – such as
replacement insulation strips for doors.
Visit your local home improvement centre. They can recommend products
and solutions that can help your particular issues.