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:
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
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.