Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Air Sealing Baseboard

In many homes, cold air and drafts will enter your home through your exterior wall bottom plates.  This is largely due to consistent construction methodology over the years that has not always taken into account sound scientific building science principals geared toward energy efficiency.  A do it yourself way to retrofit your home that will help reduce drafts is to install backer rod under your baseboards.  Inexpensive, this energy saving measure may save you a few dollars as well.

P Quentin Unsworth