While it could seem like you’ve got some time to get ready for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Boston. Colder weather is on the way. Fortunately, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are a few areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.
Windows can be a useful tool in keeping your house warm all winter long. First and foremost, look to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are typically more energy efficient as opposed to older models. Double-pane windows and other newer technology work to keep cold out and heat in your home. If you’re not in need of replacement windows, you should still check your windows to make sure they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can drop the temperatures and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains can also help with your home comfort. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to bring some extra warmth into your home. Once the sun sets, close the curtains to add a barrier between your windows and the warm air to avoid losing heat.
Your replacement doors can have a large impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can lower your home’s heating efficiency. Make sure to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also contemplate installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an additional barrier to your home, and can help improve energy efficiency.
If you’ve observed some cracks in the exterior of your home, it is the ideal time to get them fixed. Deterioration to the outside of your home, especially wood surfaces, can be an indication of moisture damage. You’ll want to bring in a professional to take a look at the cracks and help you identify the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, be sure to protect exterior faucets to avoid burst pipes and harm to your home.
If you’re ready to invest in replacement windows or a storm door to keep your home warmer, give the Pella of Boston professionals a call at 978-373-2500, visit us in the Boston showroom or book an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!