5 Ways to Green Your Windows for Under 30 Bucks - from Planetgreen.com
Here are five cheap ways of reducing the amount of heat that seeps out of your windows.
- Keep your curtains shut at night and open during the day.
Let the sun shine in, but keep the cold out.
Cost: Zero dollars.
- Make Repairs
You might find yourself with a loose window pane or a stuck-open window. These problems can be fixed with items around the house. If you don't have any tools or caulk, those materials may cost you money (or borrow them free from a tool library. You can replace a broken pane for under fifty bucks. Just reclaim an intact pane from an abandoned house or get one from the dump. Unbroken panes in the dump may be hard to find. A salvage yard may have unbroken windows for under fifty bucks. That's what that mean dog is for.
Cost: Possibly Zero.
- Plastic Window Insulation
You'll need a knife and a hair dryer to install this. Simply place plastic against window. Shrink with dryer. Cut excess away with a knife.
Cost: About Ten dollars.
- Weather Stripping
With the aid of a kit, you can add weather stripping to your existing windows to keep the cold out.
Cost: Under 20 Dollars
- Purchase Blackout Curtains, Cellular Blinds or Quilted Drapes
Make sure to purchase these products so that they fit your windows, snugly. Otherwise you will be wasting your money.
Cost: Under 30 Dollars.