Weatherizing Your Windows

It got cold this weekend. It’s my first year living in a big drafty Victorian house. We can hear the wind blowing through the skylight. So what is one to do? Go out and buy some industrial strength tape, some cling film, and get ready to weatherize! The best part is shrinking the wrap with a hairdryer. The worst part is cutting the plastic film. has a good instructional section about window insulator film.

Temple News talks about other ways to weatherize a leaky window.

Alliant Energy says it should only cost you $10-25.

And Thrifty Fun says that leaky windows can account for up to 40% of your home’s heat loss. Yikes!

It’s a bit time consuming, but my room already feels a ton warmer. Now if only I could insulate my walls as easily…


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