The winds of winter have well and truly hit our corner of the globe. Days are short, nights are long, and weekends are made for snuggling up in bed with a toasty cup of soup. As chilly breezes tumble all around us, you want to make sure that you can be welcomed by a warm, cosy haven when you come home from a long day at work. While many people turn to flicking on the heater or even investing in double-glazed windows, these options aren’t exactly friendly on the old pocket.
We’ve compiled a list of three nifty, affordable tricks for giving your windows efficient insulation from the cold air over these coming winter months. Save on energy and your hard-earned cash with savvy yet simple window solutions. The best part? You can do it all yourself at home!
- Keep out draughts with rubber weather sealing. Pick up a cheap carton of self-adhesive weather sealing strips from your local hardware store. These handy solutions can be cut to length to fit your window dimensions and affixed to the frame to close gaps and block out draughts. They also come in different colours, so you can create a seamless blend between the seal and your window frame.
- Invest in window insulation film. This energy-efficient solution will help moderate the temperature of your home during winter and throughout the summer months too. Popular window insulation film products on the Australian market right now include the ClearComfort kit, which features a totally transparent, heat-shrink film that you tape to your window and blast with a hairdryer to ensure a smooth surface.
- Adorn your window with a set of insulating blinds. Certain styles of blinds can offer great protection from the harsh outside elements. DIY Online Blinds carries a selection of options to cater to this purpose: try our double roller blinds, which incorporate a blockout blind crafted from thick fabric that creates a barrier to prevent heat from passing out through the glass. Alternatively, give our honeycomb blinds a whirl – the unique design features air pockets which trap air and therefore help to maintain a constant indoor temperature. With so many styles and colours to choose from, you will be able to find something that not only helps to warm up your home, but that enhances the aesthetics of your space as well.
Give your abode the warm lovin’ it deserves this winter with our quick, cheap and easy DIY window insulation solutions.