Even though windows are designed to be airtight, sometimes you can feel air leaking in. During the winter, cold air can seep in and affect the internal environment of your home. Upgrading the windows in your home can cost time and money. Fortunately, there are ways you can insulate your windows without breaking the bank!
Budget-Friendly Ways to Prepare Your Windows for Winter
Hang-up heavy, thermal curtains
Think of curtains as a sweater for your window. Curtains can keep the cold out, especially when they are heavy, thermal curtains that are designed to keep your home warm. Not only are curtains stylish and trendy, but they are customizable and inexpensive – making them and quick and easy solution.
Buy, or create, a draft snake for your window sill
A draft snake is a quick and inexpensive fix to help insulate your window sill. A draft snake is a tube of fabric, filled with stuffing, that slides underneath your window or door. You can even make one of these at home for pennies on the dollar!
Apply weather stripping and caulk to your windows
You can easily purchase a tube of caulk at any home improvement store near you. All you have to do is apply the casing on the inside, and outside, of your windows. This will act as a plug, keeping cold air out. After you do this, apply a weather strip, which only costs about $5 for each window.
Purchase a window insulation film kit
These kits feature plastic that shrinks to the window to keep air out. All you have to do is apply the double-sided plastic tape to the interior of the frame. Then, heat the plastic with a blow dryer to make sure it sticks. After this, the plastic will shrink and prevent air from passing through the window panels. These kits are easy to locate, both online and in home improvement stores, and only cost about $20.
Looking for More Solutions?
Want more information on how to keep your home warm this winter? Call your friends at ACE Home Services today, and ask one of our live representatives. We are here for you, around the clock, ready to help you find a solution that is right for you home!