It is now October and you may be reviewing all of the different tasks ahead to prepare your home for colder temperatures. Work must be done in the yard, on the car and on the house itself to keep everything in good condition come spring. However, nothing is more frightening than drafty doors and windows that run up your energy bill and leave you and your family chilly in your own home.
The last thing you want during a holiday party or dinner is for guests to feel uncomfortable! Here are a few ways to keep the “scare” out of colder temperatures:
·Replacement Doors and Windows: With similar benefits to insulated siding, you’ll find that storm doors and windows help keep your home warmer during cold temperatures. These doors and windows come in a variety of styles, colors and materials to fit your home’s look, while reducing air movement, preventing drafty rooms and keeping your energy bill low. If you want protection during colder temperatures without replacing your windows entirely, you can opt for Winter Seal aluminum windows to protect from draft.
·Skylights: We know the warmest spots in the house during the day are the ones where sunlight hits the most. Skylights are a great way to increase the amount of sunlight in your home, keeping the temperature warmer without turning up the heat.
·Small Measures: A few small tasks can quickly help you stay warmer on cold days. For instance, you can also reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to pull cool air upwards. If you have wooden floors, consider placing more rugs around your home to keep heat from escaping through cracks, and to just keep your feet warm! If there are other areas of your home that feel drafty, adding more insulation or caulk will keep warm air in.
If you’re ready to keep your home warmer and improve energy efficiency this fall and winter, call Atkinson’s Mirror & Glass at (203) 375-3762 or contact us online for a free estimate, and to learn about the options available for your home.