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
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.