Since we have 4 old windows, we have to use the ol' Frost King Window Insulation Kit until we're ready to shell out some dough on new windows (and when we do, we'll get to do something cool with the old antique windows once they come down!). We didn't insulate last year because we were so busy with all the other renovating (or we were too lazy to figure it out), and we regretted it with each and every gas bill we received. The highest gas bill from winter (here in Minnesota remember) was just over $300 for ONE month! Crazy pants for our little old house, right?
Next, he tightened and sealed using a blow dryer (seriously, who drempt up this 'technology'; Really, plastic and a blow dryer?). Oh well, it's weird but we hope it works.
Once he was all done with each window, we pulled our wooden blinds back down. You can't even tell the plastic is there other than a little shine at the window frame.
We plan to take a few other steps to make our home a little more energy efficient this winter. A couple ideas include weather stripping for our older doors as well as setting the timer on our thermostat to be on when we are home after work and set to lower temps while we sleep at night. Here's to hoping we don't get a $300 bill at all this winter!