Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Washington DC, DC Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already worked on the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the dead of winter hits Washington DC, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy with chilly temps?

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

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining during the day, make certain that 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 limit you when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider adding replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows to boost your comfort and help decrease heating and cooling expenses.

  • Take advantage of heavy drapes. Using heavyweight 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 nearly forgotten, but can give 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 a variety of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in Washington DC is critical 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 hear more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the Washington DC showroom, give us a call at 301-957-7000 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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