You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
Overland Park, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they could 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 during the day, make certain that you have your curtains open to let in
natural light and warmth. It usually works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that limit you
when it comes to adding some extra natural light and
warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider purchasing
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could
be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows
to boost your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling costs.
- Utilize thick drapes. Taking
advantage of thicker fabrics for drapes helps to
add another barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Couple 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 far away. If
there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a number
of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your
Keeping a cozy
home in Overland Park is crucial when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not use your replacement windows to help take
on that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, drop by the Overland Park showroom, give
us a call at 913-246-5101 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.