Winter is almost here and everyone is surely looking forward for the holidays and the cold climate. All of us crave about making snow angels, drinking hot cocoa during cold nights and spending quiet and cuddle evenings by the fire. In addition to the amazing memories of the winter season, one of the issues that home owners will tackle is the increased heating cost that usually come with the cold weather.
Months before the winter season starts, it is best that you start preparing your home for the colder temperature. One of the aspects of your home that you must focus on is your windows. You must find an easy and cost effective ay to insulate your windows. We have decided to help you out and we have compiled some of the insulation items that you can use. Here are some of them:
If you wish to retain as much heat in your home as possible, it is best that you carefully apply an insulation film in your windows. This is actually an efficient and inexpensive way to prevent heat from escaping. This item is widely available in various home improvement stores nationwide. To apply this item, you just have to make use of a double stick tape. After taping the film, remove any wrinkles and shrink the insulation film with the use of a blow dryer. This item is highly recommended for aluminum windows but it can be a bit tricky for wood windows.This item is your best bet if you wish to insulate your home without creating a big change in your home décor.
Draft snakes is one of the least popular but one of the most effective options of insulating your windows. If you are not familiar with it, draft snakes are fabric tubes that stop the cold draft from seeping into your home. For best results, it is recommended that you place these items under your doors and window sills. The best thing about this item is that it is very low maintenance as you can just easily remove it once the season has changed. This is highly recommended for vinyl windows.
Other Window Treatments
Some of the best window treatments for insulating your windows include drapes, curtains and blinds. Regardless of which window treatment you use, may it be voluminous drapes or sleek curtains, we cannot deny the fact that it is helpful in retaining the heat in your home. The best thing about this option is that it also doubles as a decorative item in your home. While these items will look great in all types of windows, these look especially stylish when used with wooden windows.
Make sure that you equip your window screens with any of these window insulation items before the first snow starts to fall. With these items, you can be able to maintain warm temperature inside your home, reduce heating costs and also make your home look and feel as homey as possible.
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