You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
North Carolina, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors are
not only comfort-inhibitors, they can be costing you money month
after as the heated air inside your home goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a few tips to help keep those drafts away:
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 usually works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that limit you
when it comes to adding a bit of 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 switch them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help reduce
heating and cooling costs.
advantage of heavyweight drapes. Using thicker fabrics for drapes helps to
add another barrier for your home, helping to keep
drafts out and warm air in. Pair these with blinds and shades
for an even greater warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is somewhat
forgotten, but can give you the chance
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors far away. If
there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated all
the time, there are plenty
of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfortable
home in North Carolina is critical when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not take advantage of 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, come by the North Carolina showroom, give
us a call at 866-539-4196 or set up an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.