Ingenious Window Insulation Tip!!!

20 Minutes

We all need to lower our heating bills, right? This ingenious window insulating tip might just be your next weekend project. The total cost is less than $20 and takes about 20 minutes.
Here's the tip: use bubble wrap.
I know what your'e thinking, the window will look awful.
The bubble wrap actually doesn't look all the bad.
And it provides double the insulation when combined with plastic window film.
If you only do this for your really bad windows or the ones in the basement I'm willing to bet you'll save a ton of money.
Plus feel warmer, haha.
For a complete tutorial and video check out my post :D
Hope this helps.
We all need to conserve energy and insulating old windows is a stellar way to do it.
Apply double sided tape (comes with plastic film kit) to window frame. Add two successive layers.
Remove tape closest to window.
Apply bubble wrap to tape.
Remove second layer of tape and add plastic window film.

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  • Holly
    on May 13, 2019

    Would it work to keep the cool air in during the summer months?

    • Robin Wiley
      on Sep 12, 2019

      I use it year round. Spray/mist the window with water & bubble wrap sticks directly to the window. I do have mini blinds but I haven't had a problem with bubble wrap falling off. No sticky tape to mess with & I use the large bubble wrap.

  • Deana Adkins
    on Oct 12, 2019

    I use water in a spray bottle to put bubble wrap directly on glass of very clean windows. Tape pices together wit packing tape. Then plastic over window. Making sure it goes slightly past window frame. Cold air will get in around your window frame. Other than that it's the same principle.

  • Debra
    on Dec 14, 2019

    When you remove the double sided tape does it pull the paint off?

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