When it’s extremely hot or cold outside, that is when we tend to rely on our HVAC unit the most. That is until we realize that no matter how much we try and adjust the temperature, we simply can’t seem to get (or stay) comfortable.
When this happens, it’s usually because there is some kind of draft that is coming either from your windows or your doors (or quite possibly, both). The good news is that there is something that you can do to remedy this situation: you can weather-proof them both.
If you’re interested in knowing about some of the most effective ways that you can weatherproof your windows and doors, we’ve provided you with a list of five of them below:
Do some caulking. Have you noticed that your windows or doors seem to feel a bit drafty? If so, it’s probably because it has some small holes or cracks along the sills or frames. In most cases, this isn’t cause for any serious level of alarm. All you need to do is go to your local home improvement store and purchase some caulking. By applying it to the holes and cracks, it should resolve your draft problem in just a matter of moments.
Add shrink film to your windows. Speaking of windows, something else that you can do to provide them with a bit more insulation is to apply some shrink film to them. It’s a simple way to add another “layer” to your windows. One particular brand of shrink film that comes highly recommended is located on the Duck Brand website. Just go to the site and put “shrink film window insulation kit” in the search field. If you’re on a really tight budget, something else that you can do is use some tape to put up a sheet of bubble wrap. Build It Solar is one site that can show you how. Just go to it and put “bubble wrap window insulation” in the search field.
Apply weather seal tape to doors. If you’re looking for a way to weatherproof your doors, how about applying some weather seal tape to them? All you have to do is turn off the lights to see where you doors may have any gaps. Then, you can apply the seal tape right along those areas. You can find seal tape at your local home improvement store.
Have your windows professionally tinted. If you were to go online to read an article on the importance of air conditioning preventative maintenance , one of the things that might be recommended is having your windows professionally tinted. The reason why this is a great way to be energy efficient is because the tint helps to keep the sun’s rays from affecting the temperature inside of your home. Plus, if you’re someone who likes to rely on natural light, even in the wintertime, thanks to your tinted windows, you can leave your window treatments wide open so that you can see out without worrying about others looking in.
Don’t forget about fabric. Finally, something else that you can do to weatherproof your windows and doors is add a bit of fabric to them. For your windows, there are thermal curtains that you can purchase that can keep the cold out of the rooms of your house. And for your doors, you can simply put a towel alongside the bottom of it. That should help to keep everything nice and cozy. As far as the curtains, you can purchase thermal curtains at your local Target, Kmart or Walmart.