If you have old, single pane windows, chances are you’re losing a lot of energy dollars. The best solution is installing new, insulated glass units. But that’s an expensive fix; and, frankly, not in everybody’s budget.

Here’s a low-cost solution to get you through the upcoming winter. Window insulation kits are a type of plastic film that you place on the inside of the windows, usually around the frames of the window openings. That means you have a two to three inch insulating air gap between the plastic film and the glass of the windows.

Double stick tape is used to keep the plastic in place, then a blow dryer shrink wraps it, so no wrinkles can be seen and a clear view is still available. It’s just a seasonal fix, but one that can save you a lot of money.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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