Weatherproofing an often-used patio door

Brrrr. It's my first Fall in northern Ontario and the nights are already getting quite chilly! I feel the urgent need to weatherproof the windows and doors in my small electrically-heated house. The hydro (electric) bills, already way too high, are projected to skyrocket this winter, plus I want to cut down on fuel consumption for environmental reasons.
I suppose that tacking up clear plastic sheeting will suffice for the windows, and the front door isn't too bad since it has a storm door, but the patio door is a big problem. Neither the inner nor the storm doors fit snugly at all, and I've heard that condensation often freezes the doors shut. Not good--not only is this not safe, as there are only two doors for the house, but my dogs must be let out through the patio door several times a day to do their business.
I'll appreciate ideas as to how to weatherproof the patio door so that it can still be used.
Gingertoad
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responding to http://www.homeownershub.com/maintenance/Weatherproofing-an-often-used-patio-door-34904-.htm laniem wrote: Ginger,
Did you receive any responses to your question? I see the post is from 5 years ago, but I'm hoping you've figured out how to weatherproof a patio door and might be able to share that information with me!
Thanks. Lanie in upstate NY brrr...
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