You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the before the really bad weather hits
Boston, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy
with cooler temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors are
not only comfort-inhibitors, they could be costing you money each 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 away:
the sun. When the sun is shining through the day, make certain that 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 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 may
be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help lower
heating and cooling expenses.
- Use heavyweight drapes. Taking
advantage of heavier fabrics for drapes helps to
add an additional barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Pair these with blinds and shades
for an even better 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 away. If
there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a number
of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfy
home in Boston is critical 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 find
out more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Boston showroom, give
us a call at 617-712-2342 or set up an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.