You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
Minneapolis, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with chilly temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they could be costing you money every as the heated air inside your home goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful
of 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 normally works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that limit you
when it comes to adding some extra natural light and
warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider buying
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might
be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows
to increase your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling bills.
advantage of 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 greater warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly
forgotten, but can provide you the ability
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors far away. If
there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated at all times, there are plenty
of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your
Keeping a cozy
home in Minneapolis is essential when winter
weather can be difficult to predict, so why
not utilize your replacement windows to help take
on that challenge. If you’d like to find
out more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Minneapolis showroom, give
us a call at 612-249-7371 or arrange an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.