More heat and air conditioning leaves the house through improperly insulated windows than I realized. Once I learned this I got busy and found ways to effectively insulate my windows.

I don’t have the money in my budget to get a whole new set of double glazed windows or windows with a Low E factor. These two things are what you want to look for when buying new windows. But, for the time being, there are tips to follow to get your windows insulated enough to keep heat and air conditioning in.

When you can keep air and heat in you spend less on your energy bills. At the very least make sure your windows are properly caulked and have weatherstripping lined around them. It’s a good idea to have a home remodeling company in your network of contacts. We love ours here in Des Moines (www.mbgrenovation.com). Your remodeler can┬ácheck for drafts each season and apply more as needed to any areas that are particularly vulnerable.

A great and easy way to insulate windows is by purchasing and installing a window film kit. This is a kit that contains a roll of sticky film that you can cut to size for each window. Apply it and use a blow dryer to secure and smooth it. You will be impressed with how well your home stays warm in winter and cool in summer!