You’ve already handled the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the before the really bad weather hits
Long Island, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with cooler temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors are
not only comfort-inhibitors, they may be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home slips 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 during the day, be sure 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 restrict you
when it comes to adding a bit of 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 costs.
- Use thick drapes. Utilizing thicker fabrics for drapes helps to
add a second barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Couple these with blinds and shades
for an even greater warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly
forgotten, but can give you the opportunity
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If
there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a variety
of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfortable
home in Long Island is critical when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not utilize 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 Long Island showroom, give
us a call at 516-331-0031 or arrange an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.