Drafty indoor window sills

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  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 06, 2017
    It is obvious the cold is seeping in through the window frame. If you want something a little attractive, try those plush door threshold warmers that can be placed on the inside of doors.

  • Rembatb Rembatb on Dec 06, 2017
    You use a gasket for windows called weatherstripping. It can be found at hardware and department stores.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 06, 2017
    Buy weather stripping online or at HD, Walmart, etc. I like the Duck Brand that comes in the roll and is easy to apply.

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 06, 2017
    You can cover the widow with heavy mill plastic. You can use two 1" by 1" wooden slats cut snugly to the length of the window frame. Put a draft log (or a rolled up towel) on the window sill then put the plastic in the window with the wooden slats. Use tension curtain rods at the top and bottom of to hold the wooden slats securely in place. The draft roll will keep the cold air from falling under neath the plastic.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 06, 2017
    You can buy clear plastic kits to cover windows to shut down drafts or you can do like we did and put up bubble wrap. We left a strip on all the windows we need to see out (6 to 8 inches full length or vertical) but windows we have in rooms we do not use, we put it on the entire window like a spare bedroom, hallway, and the bathrooms. It lets in light but not cold air. We were able to turn our heat down to 67 when we did it and although we wear warm clothes, we have no drafts. People who come over say "your house is nice and warm" ....they feel no drafts. It cut our heat bill waaaaay down (we live in cold NW)