Tired of having to dress warm just to watch an exciting football game on the tube in your own Long Island den? Wish you could do something about the drafty corners and find a solution to the heavy condensation build up on your windows? We feel your pain. No one likes to start the day by mopping up puddles of water below the windows every morning, or having to put on the long johns to feel comfortable in their own home. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners renovate Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens and Brooklyn homes over the past 30 years. And, we are ready to help you transform your spaces into a warm, welcoming environment for your family and guest. Modernizing your home doesn’t have to be difficult when you partner with the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team.
5 Tips to a More Comfortable Home
#1 Replace Aging Dilapidated Windows with Custom-Crafted Replacement Windows
Your Long Island home’s windows are the first line of defense against the elements. A superior replacement window banishes drafts, stops moisture leaks and brings in an abundance of sunlight – all necessary for controlling indoor climate and comfort. You don’t have to put up with the heating running nonstop or wearing wool stockings and sweaters indoors. Replacing aging, damaged home windows instantly improves comfort levels – and may even help you save money every month on your heating and cooling bills. Depending on which style and glass options you chose, Energy Star certified home windows are between 45% and 70% more efficient than legacy single-pane, non-insulated home windows.
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#2 Bring in Some Natural Help
Living house plants clean the air and put off life-giving oxygen, something everyone can benefit from. This collection of pins offers dozens of ways you can add greenery to your home to improve indoor quality and add some visual texture that makes a home feel more welcoming. A pair of Ficus trees or Dieffenbachia –also known as the Dumb Cane Plant – flanking dual casement windows add a stunning decorative touch to any room, and can be used to balance a large room with sparse furniture, such as a bedroom. Just be careful not to overdo it. Too many plants can add unwanted humidity levels, which can cause condensation on cold surfaces and lead to dangerous mold growth. As with everything, moderation is the key. A little is good, a lot is not necessarily better.
#3 Create a Healthy Mix of Natural & Artificial Light to Keep SAD at Bay
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) effects many people living on Long Island. As days grow shorter and we see the number of daylight hours decrease, it is important to maintain healthy indoor light levels. Modern replacement windows stream all of the natural light without allowing harmful UV rays to come inside and damage your furnishings and artwork. Keep curtains open as much as possible to capture available sunlight, and supplement with therapy lighting boxes if necessary. The Mayo Clinic recommends you talk to your doctor before bringing in artificial light sources because adding too much, too quickly could actually have negative health consequences, especially if you have an eye condition such as glaucoma, or suffer from certain forms of depression.
#4 Add Comfy Textures & Textiles
Soft furnishings and textures create spaces your guests will love to spend time in. Think about adding throws and pillows around the house that soften your home decor. Have a window seat in the bay window? Toss an afghan and a few nubby knit pillows on the seat to create an inviting space to take a break and enjoy the view, or sip on a cup of cocoa after a day spent enjoying the cold outdoors.
#5 Circulate Warm Air to Control Temperature
Everyone probably knows that ceiling and floor fans effectively circulate air to keep a home comfortable during warm weather, but some don’t take advantage of these appliances during cold weather months. Instead of letting all the warm air rise to the ceiling unchecked, push that heated air back down into your activity space. Moving air will take some of the burden off your furnace, and ensure you are just wasting energy to keep the temperature comfy way up there where no one can enjoy it. Just be sure to use the lowest speed on your fan. Creating a wind tunnel will make you feel colder even if the air is warm.
Start Your Journey Toward a More Comfortable Home With Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
Updating home windows is a great start toward banishing the drafts, but don’t forget to check your patio door to make sure it is working properly, too. Hinged French-style replacement patio doors with multi-point locking systems improve security, eliminate drafts and look absolutely gorgeous if you’re looking for one solution to make your home more comfortable and beautiful. Ready for a more comfortable home this winter? Let’s get started! Just fill in the short form on this page or pick up the phone and call a personal replacement window specialist today at 1-877-313-9052.
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- The Difference Between Replacement and New Construction Windows!
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