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Winter Warming Tips for Your Kelowna, B.C. Home  Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

Winter Warming Tips for Your Kelowna, B.C. Home Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

You’ve already taken care of the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the before the really bad weather hits Kelowna, so what else can you do to keep your home comfortable with chilly temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors are not only comfort-inhibitors, 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 sure you have your curtains open to let in natural light and warmth. It typically works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that restrict you when it comes to adding a little extra natural light and warmth out of your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider purchasing replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it might be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows to improve your comfort and help lower heating and cooling expenses.

  • Utilize thick drapes. Taking advantage of heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Add 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 opportunity to keep drafts from rooms or different floors at bay. If there are rooms in your home that don’t need to be heated at all times, there are a variety of stylish ways to incorporate these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a comfy home in Kelowna is crucial when winter weather can be hard to predict, so why not take advantage of your replacement windows to help take care of that challenge. If you’d like to hear more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna, drop by the Kelowna showroom, give us a call at 250-863-7902 or arrange an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.

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