You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
Raleigh, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable
with cooler temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors are
not only comfort-inhibitors, they may be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home slips outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a few tips to help keep those drafts far away:
the sun. When the sun is shining through 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 limit you
when it comes to adding some extra natural light and
warmth courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider purchasing
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could
be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows
to increase your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling bills.
advantage of heavy drapes. Using heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to
add a second 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 somewhat
forgotten, but can offer you the opportunity
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If
there are rooms 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 comfortable
home in Raleigh is critical when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not utilize your replacement windows to help take
on that challenge. If you’d like to find
out more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Raleigh showroom, give
us a call at 919-324-0196 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.