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:
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
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.