I just bought some weatherproofing supplies from the Home Depot. Because we live in an apartment, we only have one external wall. This is good news for keeping the leaks out (I hope) because we just have three window units.
- Electric outlet sealers (14 pack) for $2.17
- Rubber foam weatherseal strip tape $2.42
- Window insulation kit $9.96
- Total with tax: $15.58
The electric outlet sealers are simply fire retardant plastic foam that you place between the outlet and the regular plastic cover. It could help keep out drafts, and for just over $2, I’m willing to give it a shot.
The weatherseal strips might be overkill, since I’m also using a window insulation kit. However, these windows are thin and don’t seem to have wonderful seals. I’m thinking that extra little bit will help.
The window insulation kit is a shrink-wrap sort of thing. You use your hairdryer to set it in place.
When I actually install this stuff, I’ll take pictures and let you know just how easy it was.
I’m doing all of this to save money on my heat bill.