Winter Warming Tips for Your Mankato, Minnesota Home Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows
You’ve already worked on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the dead of winter hits Mankato, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with chilly temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased comfort, they may be costing you money every as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way in. Here are a few tips to help keep those drafts away:
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 normally works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain you
when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and
warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider buying
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might
be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling expenses.
- Use thick drapes. Using heavier 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 almost forgotten, but can give 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 all the time, there are a variety of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home.
Keeping a cozy home in Mankato is crucial when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not take advantage of your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to find out more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Mankato showroom, give us a call at 507-625-6933 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.