Francis Weng, a local landscape architect, conducted a workshop on how to insulate windows for winter weather. He donated his time and his Sunday Afternoon Garden Club contributed $100 towards the materials used for the demonstration. Francis explained how cold air comes in around windows in old houses, and he showed how cold air can be kept out using 3 ml. thick plastic sheeting and double-sided tape. He began by measuring the window.
Several people gathered at the home of Laxmi Kanta Nepal for the demonstration. Laxmi hoped to lower his heating bills by using the ideas Francis taught. Francis explained that infiltration of cold air from air leaks around doors and windows raises heating bills. So does poor insulation in the walls and ceiling. Simple weatherstripping like Francis taught can help reduce cold air drafts. He started by cleaning all the dust and debris from the window sills, then he attached double-strip tape all the way around the window. After that he the plastic to fit the window. Then the plastic sheet was attached to the double-stock tape. Bhim Dhungana and others watched as Francis demonstrated. Everyone was thankful for Francis' instruction.
Selected activities of BCAA members are chronicled in this blog by Terry Kuhn.