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:
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
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.