Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Long Island, NY Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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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:

  • Welcome 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 home. 

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.


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