One of your windows is in poor condition. For whatever reason, you couldn’t replace it before the winter season’s arrival. Here are a few guidelines to help you prevent damage or a hike in heating costs.
- Weatherstripping is the key element in heat loss prevention. Make sure it is in mint condition.
- Clean every part of the window with a brush or a vacuum cleaner. It can actually make a small difference.
- If the caulk breaks when touched with a screwdriver or any other tool for that matter, it needs to be replaced.
- Window films can reduce heat loss up to 50%. It is applied to the inside of the window on the surface of the glass and can be installed by anyone.
- Adhesive foam tape isn’t the most durable, but it will last through a winter season.
- You can buy draft stoppers that attach to the outside of the window on milder days.