Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Champaign, IL 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 Champaign, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with cooler temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, they may 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 couple tips to help keep those drafts at bay:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining through the day, be 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 restrict you when it comes to adding a bit of 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 increase your comfort and help reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • Utilize heavy drapes. Taking advantage of heavyweight 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 better warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly forgotten, but can offer you the chance to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If there are areas 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 Champaign is essential 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 learn more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Champaign showroom, give us a call at 217-356-6474 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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