You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the before the really bad weather hits
Birmingham, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy
with chilly temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they could be costing you money month
after as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts far away:
the sun. When the sun is shining during the day, be sure you have your curtains open to let in
natural light and warmth. It normally works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain you
when it comes to adding some extra natural light and
warmth courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it may
be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows
to boost your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling expenses.
advantage of heavy drapes. Taking
advantage of thicker fabrics for drapes helps to
add an additional 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 give you the ability
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If
there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated all
the time, there are a number
of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfy
home in Birmingham is critical when winter
weather can be unpredictable, so why
not utilize 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, stop by the Birmingham showroom, give
us a call at 877-680-9617 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.