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Old 12-17-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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I put some bubble wrap over windows in an apartment long ago. It helped make the inside temp noticeably warmer, BUT I think that had more to do with blocking drafts than the insulation value.

Years later, I put dedicated plastic window wraps (they come with sealing edges) on drafty windows and glass doors in our old house, and it had a similar effect. So I would say any plastic that blocks wind will retain heat better.

I would NOT use it for wall insulation because it is not breathable. Sounds like a recipe for condensation and therefore, mildew.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:30 PM
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Location: Bran's tree
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I will have to try this. I can heat my place up to 68f and it's back down to 55f within 45 min of turning off the heater. And it's a 435sf studio.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: New York State
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I will have to try this. I can heat my place up to 68f and it's back down to 55f within 45 min of turning off the heater. And it's a 435sf studio.
that's funny because I have the same size apartment(450 square feet actually) and I have the same problem in the winter. You must not live in SoCal if it gets that cold.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:32 AM
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that's funny because I have the same size apartment(450 square feet actually) and I have the same problem in the winter. You must not live in SoCal if it gets that cold.
Nope. I'm in inland Norcal, late autumn and winter averages low to mid 30s at night (outside).
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