You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Winston-Salem, 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 goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts away:
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 normally 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 courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling costs.
- Utilize heavyweight drapes. Using thicker 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 almost
forgotten, but can provide you the opportunity
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If
there are areas 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 comfy
home in Winston-Salem is crucial when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not use 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, stop by the Winston-Salem showroom, give
us a call at 336-203-0704 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.