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Areas largest Appliance Showroom! We have Finance options for the Appliance you need! We have many Appliances in stock to suit your needs and specifications, or we can assist in […]

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Areas largest Appliance Showroom! We have Finance options for the Appliance you need! We have many Appliances in stock to suit your needs and specifications, or we can assist in […]

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Areas largest Appliance Showroom! We have Finance options for the Appliance you need! We have many Appliances in stock to suit your needs and specifications, or we can assist in […]

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Northern Lakes Do-it-Best Hardware

House covered in snow

 

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare! A door or window that lets cold air in during winter, or even cool air out during summer months. In fact, sealing drafts could save you 10% to 15% on utility bills. But how can you stop drafts without breaking the bank?!? Luckily, there are a couple of budget-friendly solutions to help.

1. Shrink & Seal Window

Shrink & seal window insulationis a clear film that installs using double-sided tape and a hair dryer. Cold drafts and heat loss are no longer an issue with this quick and simple fix that anyone can do!

MD-Draft Buster Door & Window Seal

 

2. Add a Draft Cloth to Doors or Windows

Draft cloths are foam seals that can slide underneath a door or window to prevent heating or cooling from escaping. No hardware or tools are required, making this as easy as it gets for any homeowner. It’s also very inexpensive.

Broken door weather strip

 

3. Replace Your Door’s Weatherstrip

Weather stripping can become worn or damaged over time leaving room for air to get through or heat to escape your home. It’s important to go through and check each exterior door for signs of wear. If you have a newer door, it most likely has a compression weather strip that fits into a groove in the door casing. Simply pull it out to remove. You’ll want to keep the old stripping to find the correct size or cut-to-size your new weather stripping. Older doors may require self-adhesive foam weather stripping or rigid strips that are nailed in place. All three versions will help insulate your doors better and keep your heating bill down.

Window Caulk

4. Caulk Windows

Check windows for cracks or peeling paint and caulk along windowsills. Over time, the seal around windows will break down. An easy solution is to add new caulk around your window. First, start by using a razor blade to clean up and remove any peeling caulk. Make sure your windowsill is free of dust and dirt as well. Once your windowsill is clean and dry, you can begin caulking. Check out 5 Tips to Caulk like a Pro to make sure your windows have an even better seal.

 

Whether you’re sealing your drafty windows, drafty doors, or both, these four tips are cost-effective solutions that will protect your home and your wallet. You’ll save money with these simple and affordable fixes, and you’ll save money when you get your next heating bill. That’s a win-win.

Wallet and money

Water Heaters

Which Water Heater is Right for You?   Do you have to decide each morning whether to hit the snooze button or get in the shower before other people in […]

Outdoor

Serene Patio Spaces Backyard barbecues, family gatherings… it’s the time of year to get your patio set out and prepare for outdoor evenings. Whether you want to spruce up your […]

Indoor Paint

Northern Lakes Do it Best Hardware is your complete paint resource. With our color designer PLUS color match system, we can match colors from multiple sources while retaining your paint […]

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Things just got a little brighter inside! We now have a wonderful display of lighting! Whether you are looking for light bulbs, wall sconces, Pendant lighting, Flush mount, recessed, vanity, […]

Water Heaters

Which Water Heater is Right for You?

Which Water Heater is right for YOU?

 

Do you have to decide each morning whether to hit the snooze button or get in the shower before other people in the house use up all the hot water?


Do you have a daily race to see if you can finish your shower before the water transitions from steamy to tepid to freeeeeeeeezing?


Have you given up taking baths because you know the hot water won’t last long enough to fill the tub?


Have you ever dreamed of a world where two showers in the house could be running at the same time? (Is that even possible?!?)

If any of the above questions apply to you, it’s probably time for a new water heater. If you’re thinking that your existing appliance isn’t old enough to need replacing, it’s entirely possible that age isn’t the issue. You may just have the wrong water heater for your needs.

Our friends over at Reliance Water Heaters have made a handy buying guide to help you find the right water heater. By answering a few simple questions, you’ll know exactly which water heater is the best match for your needs!

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