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:
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
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.