If you windows are old, drafty and single pane, it is time to upgrade them. If you have an unlimited budget and plan on living there for several years, then installing double or triple pane winters is the way to go. If you have a limited budget, you can install storm windows. But if you want an quick, easy an inexpensive way to lower your heating costs this winter, then buying a window insulation kit will give you a good return on your money.
When you add clear plastic window film to your existing windows, it will give you an air pocket between your windows and the plastic. This traps the cold air the leaks through.
Installing plastic window insulation is easy. It should take you from 5 to 20 minutes to do. You first install the double face tape that comes with the kit around the window frame. Next press the plastic onto it. Once that is done, use a scissor or utility knife to trim off the excess plastic. Now you take your blow dryer and gently heat the plastic film. Doing this gives you a nice tight seal and removes all of the wrinkles in the plastic.
When the spring comes, simply remove the tape and plastic from the window frame. The tape is specially made not to do damage to your frame.
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