You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Colorado Springs, 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 leaks outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way in. Here are a couple tips to help keep those drafts at bay:
the sun. When the sun is shining throughout 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 bit of extra natural light and
warmth courtesy 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 boost your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling costs.
- Use thick drapes. Utilizing thicker fabrics for drapes helps to
add a second barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Add these with blinds and shades
for an even better 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 far away. If
there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are plenty
of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfy
home in Colorado Springs is essential when winter
weather can be difficult to predict, so why
not take advantage of your replacement windows to help neutralize that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Colorado Springs showroom, give
us a call at (888) 883-8364 or set up an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.