BlindSpotz Cold Spot Sensors
Living in New Hampshire, we typically have very cold winters. This year started off colder than normal, for a very long stretch. We were excited when the temperatures finally rose above 25! Currently, we’re in the weeks that are usually the coldest, but it’s been warmer than normal. In the area where we live, we have propane for heating, which also uses electricity to run. We keep the thermostat set at 68, bundle up with layers of clothing and blankets, we have Thermal Insulated Curtains, and electric heaters to keep the rooms we spend the most time in a little warmer. We’ve been discussing how certain areas of the house felt colder than other areas, and what we could do to fix it, then we got the electric bill and heating bill – fixing these issues rose in priority because we need some long-term fixes to get these utility bills down to a reasonable amount!
When I was offered the opportunity to test out BlindSpotz Cold Spot Sensors, I did some research to see what they were and what was involved in using them. I was intrigued, and very interested in using them to help solve our cold spot problems, then excited when they arrived in the mail. BlindSpotz are sticker sensors. My order came with 2 packages of 8 sensors each, so 16 total, currently priced under $10 on Amazon, so they’re very affordable!
To use, simply find the spots in your home you want to test (no windows, metal, or aluminum frames). Place one sticker on the spot, firmly rub the perimeter until it is gray. Leave them in place for 48 hours while the outside temperature is 32 degrees or below. Take pictures of the spots where the temperature is 50 – 55 (all sections will be color activated). Email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll send you a variety of solutions to help resolve your cold spot issues with some coupons you may be able to use as well!
When I tested these in my home, I placed one on the plastic frame of my kitchen window, next to the front door, inside my coat closet, next to my living room window, and near the window on an outside wall of the kids’ bathroom.
I’ve been feeling a draft from the kitchen window for a while, and the sticker confirmed it, so we will get some new sealant for the window. The front door also showed a cold spot, so we’ll be resealing it too. The coat closet is a bigger issue, it’s FREEZING in there, we thought we’d reinsulate it, but it turns out there was NO insulation in there, so that’ll be fixed quickly. The living room window and kids bathroom window also showed cold spots, but it turns out the windows just weren’t closed properly – we keep them open in Spring/Summer, and they needed some muscle to really hold them in place while we slid the lock tight, and now they test normal!
If you are also questioning some cold spots in your home, you can purchase some BlindSpotz on Amazon today to see if you have problem areas and get suggestions on how to fix them! $10 for the cold spot sensors is significantly cheaper than a contractor evaluation (unless they have free consultations), and a great resource of information and suggestions to resolve issues!
BlindSpotz has generously offered a prize package for THREE winners to each win 3 packages of BlindSpotz, so that’s 24 cold spot sensors! This giveaway is only open to those in the US and you must be 18+ to enter. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. The winner information is time sensitive, so I have included a place for it on the entry form – I will only be sending the company the information for the 3 winners, all others deleted, so your information will be kept private and only used for that purpose.
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