Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Traverse City, MI Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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

Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased comfort, they may be costing you money month after as the heated air inside your home slips outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful of tips to help keep those drafts away:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining during 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 restrict you when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider purchasing replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows to increase your comfort and help lower heating and cooling bills.

  • Take advantage of heavyweight drapes. Utilizing 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 bigger warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is somewhat forgotten, but can give you the chance to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated at all times, there are a variety of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in Traverse City is critical when winter weather can be difficult to predict, so why not utilize your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Traverse City showroom, give us a call at 231-538-2175 or set up an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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