You’ve already handled the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Asheville, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy
with cooler temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only inhibit your comfort, they may be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way in. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts far away:
the sun. When the sun is shining during the day, be sure 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 restrict you
when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and
warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might
be time to swap them out with new energy efficient windows
to increase your comfort and help lower
heating and cooling expenses.
- Use thick drapes. Utilizing 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 bigger warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is nearly
forgotten, but can provide 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 plenty
of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your
Keeping a comfortable
home in Asheville is essential when winter
weather can be hard 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, stop by the Asheville showroom, give
us a call at 828-202-8673 or set up an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.