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:
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.
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
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.