Winter takes its own sweet time coming to Texas, but even here “winterizing” happens — okay, maybe just a little. Disappearing faucet covers are a big deal because nobody seems to know what the freezeless faucets are for, and window insulation film is a mythical substance. But if you’ve got a little time and money, these window insulation kits from 3M can save you a bundle on your heating bills.
The kit doesn’t look like much — it’s just heat-shrink plastic film and double-sided tape — but add in the insulating properties of a few inches of trapped air, and you’re looking at a warmer home and less money spent on heating oil or electricity.
Watch for these in the big chain stores in the fall and maybe even into the winter, but don’t wait too long — they’re considered “seasonal” and won’t always be in stock, especially in the balmy climates.