Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Window energy conservation update
This is an update on my recent posting regarding using masking tape to help seal drafts from ill fitting windows:
As a reader suggested, masking tape may not be recommended for long term applications. I researched various types of tape, and yes, up to 3 weeks is the maximum for a particular type of tape. So, my using masking tape is a no go. Froogs (see link above) isn't concerned about the possibility of peeling off any paint, as she intends to replace her drafty windows. My aim is to conserve energy, make this rental more comfortable, BUT not damage anything that may later incurr a charge against my lease deposit.
I came across this alternative at WM today, where I went also to purchase a new snow brush as mine broke:
My snow brush was $4.97 plus tax, $1 more than the others offered. The one I selected has a fat, spongy covering which would help me with my OT issues, so I splurged. : )