Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Grand Rapids, MI 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 cold hits Grand Rapids, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with cold temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, they can be costing you money month after 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 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 from 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 lower heating and cooling expenses.

  • Take advantage of heavyweight drapes. Taking advantage of heavier 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 better warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is somewhat forgotten, but can offer you the chance to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a variety of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in Grand Rapids is critical when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not take advantage of 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 Grand Rapids showroom, give us a call at 616-201-0206 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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