Now that it's turned cold our house is frigid. I assume the windows that were installed were "builder's grade." They are drafty and seem to need at least some attention if not replacement. That is ridiculous in a 6 year old home.
I've been reading online about how to make our home more efficient.
The first thing I did was flip the tiny switch on our ceiling fans to the winter setting. Winter setting means it turns clockwise. This alone can save you as much as 10% on your heating bills. It simply pushes the warm air back down since warm air rises.
The next step was winterizing our drafty windows. Several websites suggested plastic sheeting to seal the windows. I purchased two of these at Wal-mart for $7 each.
The sheeting goes on easily with clear double stick tape. At first it looks like this:
|Window on left has sheeting, window on right does not|