At Home with Lisa: Door curtain

On Avista’s Energy Savings Checklists it mentions that window coverings are one of the easiest ways to help insulate your house.

My old back door is thin and has drafts from top to bottom and even in the middle. This week, I found a curtain that I can attach using Velcro that will cover most of the door to help eliminate drafts.

I found a reasonably-priced curtain online. This week, I adhered the Velcro to the door and attached the curtain. This is a door I want to replace next year, so I think going the Velcro route, rather than putting up a curtain rod, will do the trick.

My home office is near the back door and usually feels drafty. The curtain helps keep those cold drafts out. Plus, on sunny days, I can roll it up to let the light in.

I have been trying for a while now to figure out how to make this side of the house less drafty. It seems like it’s usually an easy, simple fix, like hanging a curtain, that will help me get through the winter.

Lisa, an Avista customer, bought her 1910 house because she loved the old-world character, some of which doesn’t make her house very energy efficient. Lisa is sharing her experience on taking some simple do-it-yourself improvements to inspire others to do the same. You’ll find her stories right here every Tuesday morning.

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