You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
St. Paul, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they can be costing you money every as the heated air inside your home slips outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a couple tips to help keep those drafts away:
the sun. When the sun is shining through the day, make
sure you have your curtains open to let in
natural light and warmth. It typically works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that restrict you
when it comes to adding a little 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 costs.
- Utilize heavyweight 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 better warming effect.
- Hang floor-length
drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is almost
forgotten, but can offer you the chance
to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If
there are places 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 comfy
home in St. Paul is essential when winter
weather can be difficult to predict, so why
not use your replacement windows to help neutralize 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 St. Paul showroom, give
us a call at 651-213-9049 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.