Whether your house is older or recently built, chances are there’s at least one drafty area inside. It’s something that just seems to happen regardless of how meticulous you are about keeping up with everything. My home is pretty old and I’m always getting cold chills during the winter months. Last month I actually started to believe my house was haunted. I walked near the doors and windows with a candle trying to find the cold spots. The flame didn’t flicker enough to help and nothing else was explaining the random drafts of cold air I was feeling. Plus I watch too much Supernatural.
Just when I was about to break out the smudge stick and try to cleanse the evil with an internet ritual I was introduced to BlindSpotz. Did you know that drafts aren’t limited to doors and windows? There are many other places where cold air can sneak in, which is why I was so confused by the drafts I was feeling. Cabinets, closets, and even electrical outlets are all possible culprits when it comes to drafts inside your home. BlindSpotz, a removable DIY Cold Sensor, is an easy way to find where the drafts are coming from so you can take action to fix the issues.
I’ve ignored the drafts in my house for a while because it didn’t seem that important. And then the temperatures started dropping fast and my warm and cozy home started feeling more like an igloo. Instead of cranking up the heat and costing myself even more money, I thought it was time to find and fix the drafts. Not only is finding and fixing the drafts a money saver, but it makes me even comfier hanging out at home. And they really are super easy to use.
How to Use BlindSpotz to Find Drafts
BlindSpotz should be used when the outside temperature is below freezing (32˚F) and left in place for at least 48 hours. The first step to using these DIY Cold Sensors is to find hidden drafts is to rub around the sensor until it turns gray. Stick the sensors around the house in areas that you think may have drafts and those you wouldn’t think to check for drafts: interior walls, closets, on the ceiling, around electrical outlets, doors, and windows. You’ll know when the temperature is recorded when the outside ring is colored.
You can take pictures when the sensors register cold spots of 50˚F or 55˚F and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll help you find the best fix for the drafts. They may also offer a coupon at participating retailers/contractors. It’s definitely a win/win situation where you have absolutely nothing to lose, but so much to gain, or in this case, save. We’re replacing our living room outlets since they registered at 55˚F and I would never have got there without BlindSpotz.
You should head over to BlindSpotz.com to learn more and get your own DIY Cold Sensors. You should also enter to win a pack of BlindSpotz now, there are 3 winners so the odds are great.
If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Review Wire Media for BlindSpotz.