Deal or Dud: Twin Draft Guard

Deal or Dud: Twin Draft Guard

The makers of the Twin Draft Guard claim you can start saving money on your energy bill. But is it a deal or dud?
It is still winter, and there will likely be a few more cold blasts before spring arrives. Many of us are looking to conserve energy and save on our home heating bills. The Twin Draft Guard promises to help you do just that. It's time to put it to the deal or dud test.

The simple 10 dollar product makes a big promise: "With Twin Draft Guard's double sided insulated design, your utility bills can be reduced by up to 30 percent."

The ads say it keeps the warm air in and cold air out by blocking gaps under doors and windows. For this deal or dud we mimicked the test in the ad.

First, the control test. "This is going to block on two sides and supposedly its going to move smoothly with the door. Cut the tube to fit your door. Insert the tubes into the cover. All you have to do is slide the Twin Draft guard under the door, hook and loop the fastener so it stays on the door when you open and shut it and that's it!"

Some air still got through after installing the Twin Draft Guard, but a lot less!

But what about Twin Draft Guard's claim it can fit any window, interior or exterior door up to 36 inches and work on any surface? "The only warning I would give is, say you had an area rug in front of the door, you are not going to be able to get the door open without the rug getting in the way," says our tester Michelle.

For the most part, it lived up to it's promise so, "I'm going to call the Twin Draft Guard a deal," says Michelle.

Now we can't promise a huge drop in your bill, but it may keep you a little bit warmer throughout the rest of this winter, and for many winters to come. If you think the Twin Draft Guard will be a deal for you, you can get it at Bed Bath and Beyond for just $9.99, or on their official website for $19.99 plus shipping, and get Two Draft Guards, plus bonus over the door hooks!

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