The Green Living Guy

So let’s go window plastic for insulation to save energy now!

I mean aren’t you tired of high energy bills last winter? Because one simple solution is to install plastic window insulation. This affordable and also effective method can reduce heat loss by up to 50%. Thereby saving homeowners money on their energy bills. Here’s how it works:

What is Plastic Window Insulation?

Plastic window insulation is a clear film that is installed on the interior of windows. It creates an airtight seal that prevents cold air from entering the house and warm air from escaping. This can significantly reduce heat loss, making your home more energy-efficient.

Plastic window insulation energy
Window shopping. Photo courtesy of Unsplash/George Bakos

How to Install

Installing plastic window insulation is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. First, clean the surface of the window frame and also the glass with soap and I mean don’t forget water. Then, apply double-sided tape to the edges of the frame. Next, carefully apply the plastic film to the tape. Thereby smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. Finally, use a hairdryer. That’s to moreover shrink the film and create an airtight seal.

Source: The Home Depot


By reducing heat loss, plastic window insulation can help homeowners save money on their energy bills. According to the US Department of Energy, this method can reduce heating costs by up to 14%. Additionally, plastic window insulation is virtually invisible, so it won’t detract from the appearance of your windows. This makes it a practical solution for anyone looking to keep their home warm and cozy without sacrificing style or comfort.


In conclusion, plastic window insulation is an affordable and effective way to improve energy efficiency during winter. It is easy to install and can reduce heat loss by up to 50%. By using this method, homeowners can save money on their energy bills and also enjoy a more comfortable living space. So why not give it a try?


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  2. Consumer Reports. (2019, November 26). How to Install Window Insulation Film. Retrieved from
  3. The Jerusalem Post. (2021, October 24). How Plastic Window Insulation Can Help You Save Money on Energy Bills. Retrieved from
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