A couple weeks ago, I was going to finally take the air conditioner out of our living room window. But, after consideration and realizing that it was a lot of work for a window we don’t even use anyway (it’s too close to our next door neighbor and we like our privacy) I decided to just leave the air conditioner in it for the winter months.
However, after deciding that, I also realized that, for my decision to work, I would need to take steps to make sure air would not leak in from outside or our heat wouldn’t leak from the inside. This was helped greatly by my purchase of Duck Heavy Duty Weather Strip Seal.
We have a smaller air conditioning unit and, when we put it in the window; we had to use boards and other materials just to limit the number of gaps. Even then, when looking at the window, you could see quite a bit of daylight. And, a few days ago, when it was windy, you could feel the air leaking in through those gaps.
The thing I liked about the Duck Weather Strip was it was very easy to use. I just needed to cut pieces to the length I needed them and stick it in the right place using the adhesive on the back.
I have had similar products to this one in the past that cost me considerably more than the $5 this product cost me. However, I found this one worked a whole lot better. For one, when I stuck the weather strip to my window, it stayed in place; despite the fact it was kind of cold outside (a lot of adhesives don’t work when it’s cold) and I was attaching it to a lot of uneven surfaces.
I also appreciated the fact there was quite a bit in one package because it allowed me to double up in some spots and still have enough leftover for another window if I wanted to use it.
So far, the Weather Strip Seal seems to be working. We had another windy day yesterday and I didn’t feel any air coming in. If nothing else, I think the open spaces are now as energy friendly as the closed window would be and have no worries about being able to make it through the winter like that.
My only complaint about this product is the adhesive did have a tendency to come off when I pulled off the paper on the back if I wasn’t careful about it. This, however, was easily fixed and didn’t seem to affect the overall quality of the product.
If you are looking to weather proof your house for the winter, this is a product I would recommend buying.