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:
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
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.