Window Drafts: A Few Tips
When it hits the colder part of the year, if your windows are not up to date or properly installed, you will start to experience drafts of cold air coming in from the outside world. Drafts are a nuisance that keeps your home from achieving the comfortable temperature that you desire for yourself and your family. Not only are drafts uncomfortable for your skin, but they also place a particular strain on your wallet in terms of increase energy bills. In this post, we shall cover a few tips on how to reduce drafts in your home.
Locking windows is potentially the cheapest way that you can reduce drafts in your home. If your windows are fully functional and up to date, then the solution could simply be to make sure that they are locked so that the window comes into tight contact with the weather stripping on the window frame.
Thermal curtains are another surface solution that can provide an affordable, quick fix for draft issues. Any small openings in the frames of your windows will be completely covered and will reduce outside air from coming inside.
Plastic insulating film is sold at most home improvement stores and is a simple yet effective way to keep cold air out and warm air in. In fact, studies have shown that this type of insulation can keep in 55% more heat during the winter, leading to energy savings of up to 30%.
If these solutions don’t provide the relief that you are seeking, it may be time to replace your windows. Contact Shield BP today!