You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and
doors before the cold hits
Calgary, so what else can you do to keep your home comfy
with cold temps?
Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased
comfort, they could be costing you money month
after as the heated air inside your home goes outdoors
and the cold outside air makes its way in. Here are a handful
of tips to help keep those drafts at bay:
the sun. When the sun is shining through 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 limit you
when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and
warmth courtesy of your home’s other replacement windows.
- Consider adding
replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it may
be time to switch them out with new energy efficient windows
to improve your comfort and help decrease
heating and cooling costs.
- Utilize thick drapes. Using heavier fabrics for drapes helps to
add a second 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 somewhat
forgotten, but can provide you the opportunity
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 number
of stylish ways to integrate these drapes in to your
Keeping a cozy
home in Calgary is essential when winter
weather can be hard to predict, so why
not use 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, drop by the Calgary showroom, give
us a call at 403-681-6363 or arrange an in-home
consultation with the online scheduler.