You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
Northern Virginia, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors are
not only comfort-inhibitors, they can be costing you money every as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a couple tips to help keep those drafts at bay:
the sun. When the sun is shining during the day, make certain that you have your curtains open to let in
natural light and warmth. It normally 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 from your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
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 lower
heating and cooling costs.
- Use thick drapes. Using heavier 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 nearly
forgotten, but can provide you the opportunity
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If
there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a variety
of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfy
home in Northern Virginia is critical when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not utilize your replacement windows to help neutralize that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Northern Virginia showroom, give
us a call at 571-292-3519 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.