Some of the biggest culprits for massive energy loss in the winter months are window-mounted air conditioner units. When improperly installed and insulated (plastic shutters usually cover the gaps on the left and right sides), it’s like having a fist-sized hole in your wall that lets cold air breeze right into your home. To keep your home warm in the winter, take the time to remove the unit and store it until next year. Or invest in an air conditioning cover, which can help insulate and reduce the amount of cold air flowing into your home.
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