Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your Calgary, AB 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 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:

  • Welcome 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 home. 

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.


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