Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Hunt Valley, MD 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 dead of winter hits Hunt Valley, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with chilly 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 leaks outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a handful of tips to help keep those drafts at bay:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining throughout 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 some extra natural light and warmth courtesy 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 reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • Use heavy drapes. Taking advantage of 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 offer you the ability to keep drafts from rooms or different floors far away. If there are places in your home that don’t need to be heated all the time, there are a variety of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a cozy home in Hunt Valley is crucial when winter weather can be unpredictable, so why not utilize your replacement windows to help take on that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by the Hunt Valley showroom, give us a call at 410-698-1950 or set up an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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