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Peal and seal is a product that is like silicone but it is easily removeable when you want to remove it and it drys almost instantly.. I've only seen it in clear color but it is wonderful stuff. If you have ever gotten a credit card in the mail, its the "gummy" adhesive they use on the back of the card to secure it to the paper.


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Window shrink-wrap kits can be a significant improvement. (They're basically low-cost/disposable interior storm windows.)


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for sliding doors, use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Line-Products-8659-Weatherstrip-18-Feet/dp/B000LNS8DM/ref=pd_cp_hi_2 It is a form of weatherstripping specific for sliding doors/windows. Have a warm winter! Fellow renter


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I have been using this weatherseal tape for a couple of years now: Frost King Weatherseal Tape. It does a good job of sealing around leaky window frames. Of course you have to pull it off in the spring (except on windows you don't need to open). Seems to be good at not pulling off paint (not perfect!). I prefer it to the shrink film, because I find that ...


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For outlets, there are pre-cut foam gaskets that fit under the faceplates. You could leave those or remove when you go, as you prefer. For windows that you will leave closed all winter, shrink film window sealing kits cover the whole window (best to put them all the way to the outside edge of the frame) and are fairly clear and non-obtrusive once shrunk, ...


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It is good to cover the top 1/4 to 1/2 of the air conditioner. This stops moisture from entering through the top and then freezing/thawing repeatedly through the winter. First, although paint technology is very advanced, constant expansion and contraction of painted metal will eventually lead to cracking and this rusting of the metal. Secondly, there are ...


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Never covered mine in the 31 years I've had it and I live-in upstate New York--brutal winters. no need to cover it.It's designed to be outdoors.Around here there's more damage done in the spring with the cotton wood seeds plugging the condenser.


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set your thermostat to around 13C (55F) at the minimum set up a few timers to randomly cycle a few lights indoors put your outdoor lights on a timer (try to randomize these too) have a neighbor shovel your driveway and walkway at least put newspaper and other deliveries on hold have a neighbor check in periodically (footprints in the snow are good) call ...


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I don't have an exhaustive answer, but off the top of my head, I would say don't turn off the heat entirely. You don't want frozen pipes, and refrigerators can be damaged if they are left running in freezing temps. If it were me, I'd probably leave the thermostat at about 10 C. I would also turn off the water entirely so that even if a pipe bursts, you ...


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Given how low you're keeping the apartment temperature, and given that the ambient temperature is relatively warm, I think you can probably get away with leaving it in place. You'll lose some heat, but nowhere near as much as you would if the differential between inside and outside was greater. Digressions: I've seen some weird-and-sometimes-wonderful ...


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Turning on the sprinklers after the main water feed has been shut off will not adequately drain you lines before freeze weather. In rare instances some sprinkler system installations may have been setup with slope on the distribution lines out to the very tail end of each line. That tail end would also need to be accessible to be opened to let all the ...


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Quite simply your home is now warmer than before. No air gaps around windows. You'll notice it's only in the bedroom and en suite bathroom. Your body puts out this moisture at night and your new windows are highly efficient. All is good. Don't worry.



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