You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Rochester, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with chilly 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 goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a couple 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 restrict you
when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and
warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider buying
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling costs.
- Utilize thick drapes. Taking
advantage of 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 somewhat
forgotten, but can offer you the chance
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If
there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated all
the time, there are a number
of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your
Keeping a cozy
home in Rochester is essential when winter
weather can be unpredictable, so why
not take advantage of your replacement windows to help take
on that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, drop by the Rochester showroom, give
us a call at 507-847-1060 or arrange an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.