The heating hack that every homeowner should know: how a woman used plastic film to insulate her property – saving nearly $ 20,000
- New Zealand woman Kylie Klein-Nixon saved almost $ 20k with a brilliant hack
- She bought a kit from Miter 10 for only $ 33 and did the whole thing herself
- All kit contains a roll of fresh-keeping foil and a number of double-sided adhesive tape
Colonist Kylie Klein-Nixon, who lives in the chilly peaks of Wellington, New Zealand, constantly had to suck up condensation that trickled down through her windows and onto her sills and floors.
After spending hundreds of dollars on various professional cleanings, Mrs. Klein-Nixon said she had discovered an ingenious hack that saved her thousands of dollars.
Stly Homed Columnist Kylie Klein-Nixon, (photo) who lives in the cold peaks of Wellington, New Zealand, constantly had to absorb condensation that dripped endlessly through its windows down onto its sills and floors
After a simple Google search, she discovered she could buy a window insulation kit that contained plastic film and tape for $ 33.36 (AUD) on her local Miter 10.
All she had to do was attach the film to her windows, attach it there with the tape, and use a hair dryer to smooth out the folds.
In an article written for Stuff, Klein-Nixon said she was skeptical about the product, but after trying it, she was very happy with the results.
She added that the view of her garden and the surrounding mountains was unspoiled by the plastic.
She said the make-shift insulation started working immediately and the room was completely dry the next morning.
& # 39; The frame that I had covered was completely dry and not too cold to touch. I also understood it very well, & she wrote in her column.
She then added that the control window that she had not covered & # 39; soaked & # 39; used to be.
The kit only costs $ 33.36 at Mme Nixon & # 39; s local Miter 10. It includes a roll of plastic film and two rolls of double-sided tape.
The brilliant idea has saved Mrs. Nixon around $ 19,000 (AUD), which is the cost of installing double glazing.
According to Builderscrack.co.nz spokesman Jeremy Gray, the double glazing not only provides insulation, but also blocks out the noise.
But the process can take weeks, comes with the heavy price tag and may require a refurbishment of your interior walls.
Nixon claims she might consider the glaze for the future, but she & # 39; happy, comfortable and dry & # 39; and is currently using the plastic cover.
The brilliant idea has saved Mrs. Nixon around $ 19,000. Pictured: Mrs. Nixon's house in Wellington, New Zealand
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