You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
Washington DC, 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 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 during the day, make certain that 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 limit you
when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and
warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to boost your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling expenses.
advantage of heavy drapes. Using heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to
add a second barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Pair 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 give you the chance
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If
there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated all
the time, there are a variety
of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfortable
home in Washington DC is critical when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not utilize your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Washington DC showroom, give
us a call at (301) 327-3013 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.