The Twin Draft Guard says that it can help keep warm air in and cold air out, effectively lowering your heating costs, and keeping your home a nice cozy temperature. In the summertime it would have the reverse effect, keeping conditioned air inside, and the hot, humid air outside. But how well does it really work, because it seems like a pretty simple concept and design, so how well did they execute on this?
Winters can be nasty and it’s frustrating trying to keep your house warm when you can hear the wind howling outside and coming up under your door. The summer can be tough too, because you know that your air conditioning is escaping right through the cracks, causing your system to stay on and not be able to maintain a consistent temperature. The Twin Draft Guard makes a lot of sense, since it covers up this gap, and would provide the all-season solution without getting in your way.
Twin Draft Guard claims that it will pay for itself in no time, because you won’t have so much heat escaping through your door crack. Maybe right now you use a makeshift solution like a towel, or pillows, but this is a specially designed product with one function and one function only. They say that you don’t have to reposition it, and that you don’t need any tools to install it. They claim you can use it on both interior or exterior doors and that it won’t get in the way of opening and closing your door, the way other products do.
Home Heating Costs
It’s probably not news to you that the cost of heating your home is on the rise. You’ve probably noticed that the drafts that come in from under your door are making it hard for the heating unit to keep up. In fact, it is the wind factor that makes things the coldest, and it can turn a nicely heated room into a drafty cold place in a matter of seconds, taking it several minutes to return to the temperature it was before. In the meantime, you’re freezing.
You can get two Twin Draft Guard sets for $28 and they throw in a pair of hooks that go over your door so you can hang thing on them.
Keeping Out of the Way
The problem with most attempts at a solution is they end up getting in your way. If you stuff a towel up against your door, it will prevent you from freely opening the door, and won’t stay in place when you go to close it again. There are also bean bag shaped snakes designed to do the same thing, but they just end up getting in your way. The TDG is good at hugging the door, so it opens easily, even on carpeting, and when you close the door it’s right in place.
We tested out the Twin Draft Guard a while back, and ended up liking it so much we ordered another set for different doors. The installation process is pretty easy, and it’s all done without any tools just like they advertise. You just have to start by placing it up next to your door, so you don’t need a ruler or tape measure. Once you have it at the desired length the cloth cover Velcros to the right size and you’re ready to slide it onto the door.
A Cheap Fix
The thing we like most about this is that it’s just a one time purchase, and you don’t have to keep re-installing it. Once you have it in place it’s got a set and forget kind of quality to it so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. It just does its job, and you never have to think about moving it, readjusting it, or fussing with it. It’s one problem you can tick off your list of things to do and get on with your life. Not many products have this sort of feature, so it’s nice when they do.
Final Twin Draft Guard Review
The Twin Draft Guard met our expectations and for that it is getting the Thumbs Up. It installs quickly just like they say, and it hasn’t gotten in the way or created a nuisance, and we’ve noticed a difference in the temperature of the rooms we use it in. Also, if you’ve wanted to block out the light, it works to do that as well, so you can sleep in and not be bothered by the morning sun.
We recommend getting this if you’ve been looking for a way to keep your house cooler or warmer, depending on the season. We’ve tried different solutions and this is the best one we’ve found so far. If something better-looking comes along, we’ll try that too and let you know about it. It’s just what we do.