You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Decatur, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only inhibit your comfort, they can be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts at bay:
the sun. When the sun is shining through the day, make
sure you have your curtains open to let in
natural light and warmth. It usually works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain 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 could
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to increase your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling costs.
- Utilize thick drapes. Using heavier fabrics for drapes helps to
add another barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Couple these with blinds and shades
for an even better warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is somewhat
forgotten, but can offer you the opportunity
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If
there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated at all times, there are a number
of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfy
home in Decatur is essential when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not utilize your replacement windows to help neutralize that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, drop by the Decatur showroom, give
us a call at 217-423-7722 or arrange an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.