You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Cape Cod, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with cooler temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they can be costing you money month
after as the heated air inside your home goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way in. 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 restrict you
when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and
warmth courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it may
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to boost your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling costs.
- Use thick drapes. Using thicker 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 greater warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly
forgotten, but can give you the opportunity
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. 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 incorporate these drapes in to your
Keeping a cozy
home in Cape Cod is essential when winter
weather can be unpredictable, so why
not use your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Cape Cod showroom, give
us a call at 508-638-5897 or arrange an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.