Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your South Burlington, VT Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already handled the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the cold hits South Burlington, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy with chilly temps?

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

  • 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 buying 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 lower heating and cooling bills.

  • Use heavyweight drapes. Using heavier fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Add 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 provide you the opportunity to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a number of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a cozy home in South Burlington is essential when winter weather can be unpredictable, so why not take advantage of 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, come by the South Burlington showroom, give us a call at (802) 557-0429 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.

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