Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Kalamazoo, MI Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the cold hits Kalamazoo, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy with cooler temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased comfort, they may be costing you money every as the heated air inside your home leaks outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a few tips to help keep those drafts at bay:

  • Welcome 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 bit of 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 improve your comfort and help decrease heating and cooling costs.

  • Utilize thick drapes. Taking advantage of heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to add another 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 give you the opportunity to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated at all times, there are a number of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfy home in Kalamazoo is crucial when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not utilize your replacement windows to help take care of 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 Kalamazoo showroom, give us a call at 269-215-4157 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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