You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the before the really bad weather hits
Charlotte, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with cooler temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only inhibit your comfort, they can be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way in. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts away:
the sun. When the sun is shining during 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 limit you
when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and
warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider buying
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could
be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling bills.
advantage of heavy drapes. Taking
advantage of heavier fabrics for drapes helps to
add a second barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Pair these with blinds and shades
for an even bigger warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is almost
forgotten, but can give 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 all
the time, there are a variety
of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfy
home in Charlotte is crucial when winter
weather can be unpredictable, so why
not take advantage of your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Charlotte showroom, give
us a call at 704-228-9149 or set up an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.