During extreme weather months, air easily slips in and out of the house through windows. When you have this unwanted exchange of air occurring, energy is lost. When energy is lost, the amount of control you have over indoor temperatures is decreased. As we close the door on summer and approach winter, consider installing a window insulation kit to reduce the amount of drafts coming into your home without breaking the bank.
A window insulation kit comes with a plastic film sheet and a roll of tape. This method of window sealing is quite simple, and can be finished in less than 20 minutes:
- Place the tape around the edge of a clean, dry window. Wait 10 minutes
- Unfold the film in the window insulation kit, and trim it enough to have a 2″ overlap on each side of the window.
- Remove paper from tape and lightly stretch and press the film along the top and bottom of the window.
- Once set, firmly press film to tape.
- Using the highest setting on a hair dryer, start at one corner of the film and pass over the entire film. Holding the dryer 1â€ away, shrink the film until wrinkles disappear.
- Cut off excess film.
Costing approximately 6 dollars, a window insulation kit is simple to install as well as cost-effective. By creating dead air space, it can increase the windowâ€™s R-Value up to 90%. This type of window sealing helps to reduce the amount of drafts entering the home during winter, also reducing the amount of energy required to heat the home, and the amount of money spent on it.