Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

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

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You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the cold hits Petoskey, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy with cooler temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, 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 couple tips to help keep those drafts far away:

  • Welcome 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 typically works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain you when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider purchasing replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows to improve your comfort and help reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • Use heavy drapes. Using heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to add an additional 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 nearly forgotten, but can offer you the opportunity to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated all the time, there are a number of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a cozy home in Petoskey is crucial when winter weather can be difficult to predict, so why not use your replacement windows to help take on that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Petoskey showroom, give us a call at 231-622-4417 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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