Bubble Wrap Window Insulation




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prittykitty1985: Thank you for making this video, I used bubble wrap and one of those cheap window insulation kits, with the plastic and tape and a hair dryer... My unused closet window is no longer an energy drain, and now it is warm, and the bubble wrap provides privacy, while still letting light through! Love this trick!

shaikhymx: Great, great idea, just what I was looking for! thank you

littleblondemop: Wow, this is an old video, but it's something interesting to try. I don't want to cover the whole window in bubblewrap or that clear plastic wrap. Wonder if it's a stupid idea to just wrap bubblewrap around the edges of the window and the edge of the frame (based on the window you have and the age/set up) if then to cut the draft. I see an experiment in the works;).

Naomi Bass: anyone try this? does it work? were you able to lower your heat bill?

Jessi R (Jess): great idea! thanks

Alex Paulsen: Heaters are energy efficient, regardless of what you have.

100% of all energy is converted into HEAT. You're not producing sound, or light, or kinetic energy, or elastic energy, only heat. Therefore a heater is 100% efficient.

As for fan heaters, the fan does use some power, they supposedly transfer heat around the room better, but they also draw cold air across the heating elements, which results in the heater having to work harder or longer to keep up to temperature. I've had good results with the biggest possible oil column heater legally available, ignoring my power bill.

Zhou Chris: Works?


Lloyd B.: Question: what happens if you put the bubble wrap on the outside of the window? (the exterior)

Desmond Walker: this is marketable 

Heather Grant: "If ur smoking..." wow, ppl still do that indoors in rentals? RUDE&gross!

RM Hutchins: I enjoyed your video.  It was very helpful.  Thank you!

Blobby Digital: could I just put bubblewrap in between my window and storm window?

Susan Frady: Does this help with condensation on the windows??

Steve Pete: Objective: Keeping my house nice and cool. I live in Florida and have very old (circa late 1970's) windows that allow tremendous amounts of light and heat inside. I just put Dow sheets of insulation sheathing (that I got from Lowes) behind the windows, on the inside of the window and it has really helped. The sheathing is basically styrofoam that is about 3/4 of an inch thick and fits inside the window nicely. In my large living room window that faces south, I have three sheets of sheathing in there. Only problem so far is that when I bake something in the oven, the heat stays in the house and it gets pretty hot. But I'm looking forward to seeing a lower electric bill this summer. I watched all my cool air fly out the window last summer. 

TheMsLady4Real: Doesn't work for us but will aluminum foil work? We live in Southwest Louisiana! St.Landry Parish! Can get  very hot and humid or severely cold for us!!! Hope you have time to answer my questions! I have an old home 40 years + and at least 18+ windows single pane and I can literally see our money draining out but we can't afford to change them out because our house is sinking, needs a new roof, windows, heating and cooling system, new car, I just got laid off after working on same job for almost 10 years! Long story but if you can give me  free advice ! Then I gladly learn that lesson and pay it forward! I don't have any money too buy any sales pitch for a product I know we can't afford! Will gladly teach anyone that needs help! Willing to do it for free to pay it forward!!! Sincererely !!!!!! Paula!!

TheMsLady4Real: Does this work with a white window film or aluminum foil, tinted car like window film? I don't exactly have loads of bubble wrap just laying around! 

ron woodall: Love this idea. But I live in the Pacific Northwest where we have to worry about too much moisture building up in our windows and causing mold problems. Any idea how the spraying of water and then covering it will affect my situation out here worrying about mold or mildew? 

Saiga762x39mm AK47: freak, just get to the point.
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