Poorly insulated doors and windows can result in drafts costing you more in utility bills, however window insulation film can help solve this problem. A window film kit helps to insulate windows both large and small and can even help insulate patio doors.
Heavy-duty insulating film is intended for indoor use on varnished or painted wood, vinyl, or aluminum, and is a great choice over double-glazing. With painted frames, though, you will want to test the soundness of your paint. If the surface itself is not sound, the insulation will lose its effectiveness. The process of installing window insulation kits is really quite easy.
Step 1. All you do is attach double-sided tape all around a window or door, making sure to leave no gaps, and then press the shrink film to the tape.
Step 2. Next you take a common blow dryer, like you use for your hair, and warm the entire surface of the film, causing the wrinkles left from the application to disappear.
Step 3. Last, you will want to make your installation neat by removing any surplus film around the edges with a craft knife, making sure not to scratch the window frame.
Step 4. That’s all there is to installing window insulation kits, so just sit back, relax and enjoy your more cost effective heating.
Your energy efficient home installation kit should come with complete instructions to help you install properly.
Each kit provides all of the parts you need to fully insulate between one and five standard windows. Your kit should contain double-sided tape, a specific length of crystal-clear film, and cleaning strips or alcohol wipes. When winter is over, you can easily remove the tape and film because it cleans up quickly and leaves no lasting residue.
You can apply Energy Film directly to your windows instead of the adhesive shrink film system to provide a year round insulation source to keep heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer.
A thermal heat detector can be used to help find drafts around doors and windows, which when effectively can provide up to 18% savings in heating costs. You can easily find cold or hot spots around windows, ducts and walls with this equipment.
Film or plastic window insulation is a great way to keep out drafts. They are easy to install, are easy to afford, and help you to conserve energy.