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Bull or No Bull: We're testing out a product that's supposed to keep cold air in, hot air out!

Posted at 10:35 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 13:35:28-04

In these hot summer months, is your air conditioning on overdrive? Do you feel like your cash is flying out the door because you're trying to cool things down inside? If so, this product should help... if it works!

Check out the Twin Draft Guard, "the double-sided insulated miracle that's guaranteed to create an airtight seal. It's twice as effective because it seals air from both sides of the door," according to the claims in the commercial.

It's supposed to fit doors and windows up to 36 inches on interior and exterior doors, be machine washable, and should easily glide over carpet, wood, tile and linoleum. Since it moves with the door, there should not be a need to re-position it either.

There are several basic steps to follow. First up, connect the foam rubes. Then trim the tubes if you need to. The directions show that the tube length needs to be about 1/2 inch shorter than the door width. Then, insert both into the covers, and close the end of the fabric by folding it over in a triangle, using the hook and loop fastener. When you install, you'll slide it under the door and attach a sticky velcro piece to one side of your door, connecting the other velcro side to keep it in place.

Our door is on carpet. When I went to slide the Twin Draft Guard under the door, it was difficult. It actually took two of us to make the process seamless.

The commercial shows a decoration attached to the door with streamers near the bottom of the door. On the other side, a person is using a hair dryer to blow under the door, showing how the streamers dance in the wind without the Twin Draft Guard in place. Then, they slide the Twin Draft Guard under the door, try again, and the streamers are completely still.

So, I made a similar, make-shift test. We taped streamers, closer to the bottom of one side of the door. When we had the Twin Draft Guard in place, we turned the hair dryer on from the opposite side of the door and aimed across the bottom where air would normally get through. The streamers were not still. In fact, they all swayed as the air from the dryer moved from side to side. That proves it does not create an airtight seal.

We bought ours from Walmart for about $13.

So, where does it rank on our Bull or No Bull Meter? I'm going with... BULL! In our test, it did not live up to the claim of being "draft-proof".

We did not test this on any other floor or on a window. There are mixed reviews online. Some people say it worked, blocking smells, even noise. Others complain saying it didn't work at all. Click here to see some of the reviews on Amazon.

What product do you want us to test next? Email us, and maybe you can be part of the story!