Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Springfield, IL Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already worked on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the cold hits Springfield, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with chilly temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, they could be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful of tips to help keep those drafts at bay:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining throughout the day, be sure you have your curtains open to let in natural light and warmth. It typically works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that limit you when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider purchasing replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it may be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows to increase your comfort and help decrease heating and cooling costs.

  • Use thick drapes. Taking advantage of heavier fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Add these with blinds and shades for an even greater warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly forgotten, but can offer you the opportunity to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated all the time, there are plenty of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in Springfield is essential when winter weather can be unpredictable, so why not use your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, drop by the Springfield showroom, give us a call at 217-793-0550 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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