You’ve already worked
on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the dead of winter hits
Baltimore, 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 each as the heated air inside your home goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a couple tips to help keep those drafts at bay:
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 usually works best with
south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain you
when it comes to adding some extra natural light and
warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
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 lower
heating and cooling costs.
advantage of thick drapes. Using thicker 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 somewhat
forgotten, but can offer you the ability
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 comfortable
home in Baltimore is crucial 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 learn more about all of the replacement windows available from
Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Baltimore showroom, give
us a call at 301-637-0762 or schedule an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.