Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Baltimore, MD 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 Baltimore, 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 each as the heated air inside your home goes 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 through 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 constrain 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 might be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows to increase your comfort and help lower heating and cooling costs.

  • Take advantage of thick drapes. Using thicker 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 somewhat forgotten, but can offer you the ability to keep drafts from rooms or different floors away. If there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated all the time, there are a variety of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfortable home in Baltimore is crucial when winter weather can be difficult 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, stop by the Baltimore showroom, give us a call at 301-637-0762 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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