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

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

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:

  • Welcome 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 home. 

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.


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