Hold a Lit Lighter Under Your Door: If the Flame Moves, You've Got a Problem

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.14 - 2024 1:45 PM CET

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If the Flame Moves, You've Got a Problem.

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Many people often experience a cold draft from under the doors in their homes - especially from the bedroom door, which can lead to significant energy loss and discomfort.

An effective way to test for drafts is by using a lighter. By holding a lit lighter under the door, one can easily identify if there is a draft, indicated by the movement or flickering of the flame.

Once this problem is identified, the solution is surprisingly simple.

All you need is a draft excluder.

The draft excluder, a simple but ingenious tool, should be mounted at the bottom of the door. It is easy to adjust as it can be cut to the exact length of the door.

Once installed, the door can be used as normal, but the unpleasant draft disappears. The result? Lower energy consumption, as the heat in the room is retained more effectively, and a noticeable improvement in comfort - especially in cold months.

For those who have not yet installed draft excluders on their doors, it's a small trick that can make a big difference. It will not only help save on the energy bill but also create a more comfortable home environment.

In the video below, you can see exactly how it should be done.

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