Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Peoria, IL 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 before the really bad weather hits Peoria, 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 may be costing you money each as the heated air inside your home slips outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way inside. Here are a couple tips to help keep those drafts away:

  • 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 normally works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that constrain you when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and warmth courtesy of 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 improve your comfort and help lower heating and cooling bills.

  • Take advantage of thick drapes. Utilizing 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 bigger 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 away. If there are rooms 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 comfy home in Peoria is critical 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 Peoria showroom, give us a call at 309-306-3893 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.

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