Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Albany, NY Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the before the really bad weather hits Albany, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with cold temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors not only inhibit your comfort, they may be costing you money every 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:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining through 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 little extra natural light and warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider adding replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it may be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows to improve your comfort and help decrease heating and cooling bills.

  • Use heavy drapes. Taking advantage of heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Add these with blinds and shades for an even better warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is somewhat forgotten, but can offer you the ability 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 include these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a cozy home in Albany is essential when winter weather can be unpredictable, so why not use 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, drop by the Albany showroom, give us a call at 518-414-5302 or set up an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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