Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Des Moines, IA Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already worked on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the dead of winter hits Des Moines, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with chilly temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased 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 far away:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining throughout the day, make 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 constrain you when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and warmth courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider purchasing replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows to increase your comfort and help lower heating and cooling costs.

  • Use heavyweight drapes. Using 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 bigger warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is almost forgotten, but can provide you the ability 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 plenty of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in Des Moines is crucial when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not use your replacement windows to help neutralize that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Des Moines showroom, give us a call at 515-219-7723 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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