Adding Home Insulation to Your Rental

window film as home insulation
window film as home insulation

Did you fall in love with the character of a charming, old apartment without thinking about how hard it will be to keep warm in the colder months?

Older buildings are adored for their unique architectural features, but they often lack the insulation and tightly sealed windows and doors of newer buildings. It is said that air leaking through cracks in an older building wastes as much energy as leaving one window completely open for the entire winter. (Also see "Insulation at Home Saves Money.")

But there are simple ways to improve your apartment's ability to withstand the cold, even if you aren't particularly handy.