There is a reason the Obama administration recently rolled out it's 'Cash for Caulkers' program: air sealing the home is one of the most cost effective ways to increase energy efficiency. No matter how well your house is insulated, if there are cracks and gaps, the air you just paid to heat or cool will quickly be lost. But air sealing is easy and relatively cheap as long as you know what areas to attack with the caulk gun.

There is a reason the Obama administration recently rolled out it's 'Cash for Caulkers' program: air sealing the home is one of the most cost effective ways to increase energy efficiency. No matter how well your house is insulated, if there are cracks and gaps, the air you just paid to heat or cool will quickly be lost. But air sealing is easy and relatively cheap as long as you know what areas to attack with the caulk gun.

Soundproof Insulating Wall Stickers - These 3D Self-Adhesive Wall Stickers Add Visual Decor Appeal (GALLERY)

Soundproof Insulating Wall Stickers - These 3D Self-Adhesive Wall Stickers Add Visual Decor Appeal (GALLERY)

Frugal Ain't Cheap: Insulate your Garage Door: reflective foil insulation. It comes in rolls and it's easy to cut

Frugal Ain't Cheap: Insulate your Garage Door: reflective foil insulation. It comes in rolls and it's easy to cut

Creating quick inexpensive large wall art, using a sheet of insulation foam, fabric and spray adhesive.

Creating quick inexpensive large wall art, using a sheet of insulation foam, fabric and spray adhesive.

STEP 5: insulating I went for cheap insulation with two layers. I'm very happy because the walls and ceiling are fixed and it starts feeling like home. I'll show you a global picture soon! #van #vanagon #vanlife #vanbuild #vanideas #vanlifediaries #vanlifeideas #vanlifers #homeiswhereyouparkit #campervan #camper #sprintervan #sprintervanlife #adventuremobile #adventureisoutthere #diy #selfbuilt #small #smallspaces #tiny #tinyhome #tinyhouse #cabin #cabinporn #offthegrid #photographerslife

STEP 5: insulating I went for cheap insulation with two layers. I'm very happy because the walls and ceiling are fixed and it starts feeling like home. I'll show you a global picture soon! #van #vanagon #vanlife #vanbuild #vanideas #vanlifediaries #vanlifeideas #vanlifers #homeiswhereyouparkit #campervan #camper #sprintervan #sprintervanlife #adventuremobile #adventureisoutthere #diy #selfbuilt #small #smallspaces #tiny #tinyhome #tinyhouse #cabin #cabinporn #offthegrid #photographerslife

Finishing Foundation Walls: Insulated Stud Walls  Best for: Avid DIYers on tight budgets     How it's done: It's the tried-and-true traditional method: A vapor barrier and rigid-foam insulation are laid over foundation walls, followed by a stud frame and drywall. Watch a video of Tom Silva using this method to finish foundation walls.  thisoldhouse.com

Finishing Foundation Walls: Insulated Stud Walls Best for: Avid DIYers on tight budgets How it's done: It's the tried-and-true traditional method: A vapor barrier and rigid-foam insulation are laid over foundation walls, followed by a stud frame and drywall. Watch a video of Tom Silva using this method to finish foundation walls. thisoldhouse.com

Frugal Ain't Cheap: Insulate your Garage Door

Frugal Ain't Cheap: Insulate your Garage Door

When we deal with extreme weather   (either cold or hot),   one of the things we can do to keep heating/cooling cost to a minimum, is to in...

When we deal with extreme weather (either cold or hot), one of the things we can do to keep heating/cooling cost to a minimum, is to in...

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