This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Review Wire Media for BlindSpotz.
You know the feeling. The chilly nights, the cold days. You are huddled under a blanket or two just to keep the chill from setting in. If you live in an older home, you probably already know that it can be a bit…drafty. Even if your home is newer, there may be areas of your home that are allowing cold air to seep in. You need to know how to find cold spots in your house to remedy the situation.
We recently moved from an older home that was built in the 1950’s to a home that is less than 10 years old. Our previous home was definitely drafty and we even had a professional company come in and assess all of our problem areas. They made some recommendations on how to improve things, but it came with a cost.
With our newer home we don’t have as much of an issue, but living in a cold climate things still get a bit chilly. Our finished basement is insulated, however, we could noticeably tell the difference in temperature when we’d go downstairs. So much so that we knew there must be some area where the cold air was seeping in.
We didn’t want to pay a professional again because that can be costly, but we had to figure out where the leak was. At first, we would just walk around feeling the walls to see if we noticed a difference, but what felt cold to me didn’t feel too bad to my husband, and vice versa. We needed a more accurate method–then BlindSpotz showed up in my inbox one day and I thought, “this is perfect!”
Find The Cold. Fix The Cold.
BlindSpotz cold spot sensors are really easy to use. You get 8 smart & simple diagnostic sensors that can help detect cold spots so you will know what needs to be fixed. It is a super easy way on how to find cold spots in your home.
I placed most of the sensors in areas around the finished basement where I thought we may be having issues.
I placed three sensors upstairs as well so I would be able to compare and see if there was a difference, and perhaps find if there were areas on the upper floor that I didn’t realize were cold spots.
The directions say to place the sensor when the outside temperature is below 32°F. No problem here in Wisconsin! You are supposed to leave the sensors up for 48 hours to get an accurate reading, but it really didn’t take that long to show that we do indeed have some areas of concern.
==>The biggest areas we are having problems are near the window in our finished basement, and a door that leads to a small electrical room. Apparently, this room is the only area of the basement that is not insulated–what?!
It was really easy to solve the issue near the door, all we had to do was put something to stop the draft from coming under the door and it helped significantly, the window on the other hand–well that may take more to solve, but for now we have at least been able to warm it up a bit by stopping the door draft.
If you need to know how to find cold spots in your home, I highly suggest grabbing some BlindSpotz sensors and placing them around your home. Whether you have drafty windows, outlets, doors, or even your cabinets feel cold, BlindSpotz can help you figure out where your issues lie and make recommendations to fix the problems!
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