Fall on Long Island is a glorious season. Leaf peeping. Pumpkin pie cooling on the rack for an after Thanksgiving snack. Toasting marshmallows around an open-flame fire pit, listening to your favorite holiday tunes. If you’re like most people we talk to about Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and patio doors, you’re also thinking about how to make sure your home is warm and comfortable for family and guests as the temperature dips.
While not everyone is a whiz in the kitchen, or has a fire pit on the patio, everyone can make a few changes to their home to create warm and inviting indoor spaces.
Instantly Make Your Home More Comfortable With These Tips
#1. Schedule a Heating System Checkup
If you haven’t already done so, get heating appliances inspected to ensure you are ready for winter. Keeping your system operating at peak performance often means lower heating bills, and often prevents little problems from turning into major repairs, and worse, stuck freezing in your home in the dead of winter.
If you have a wood-burning fireplace (or fire pit outdoors) order enough wood to last through the cold weather months. People who use biofuels purchased in canisters may want to make sure their supply is sufficient and storage areas are weather-tight.
#2. Get the Winter Wraps Out of Storage
By now many of you have pulled out the heavy-duty bed covers, window treatments and throws. If not, or if you want to add some new comfort items this year, you might want to spend some time browsing online retail and the local brick and mortar store inventory.
Look for throws made of natural fibers – wool, angora, silk, alpaca – and blends that combine two or more fibers. We found a bamboo-cotton-wool blend that comes in a wide array of stunning fall colors and feels like an ultra-soft cocoon. Remember to update throws on your bay/bow window seat for a fresh fall look.
Natural fiber is softer and warmer than many synthetic fabrics. Plus, today there are dozens of options for washable throws, so you won’t have to take your items out for dry-cleaning next spring when it is time for storage. Toss a few crocheted or knitted afghans around your living spaces and you immediately boost warmth and comfort.
If cold weather and aging windows mean you always have little pockets of cold air beneath, or around your windows, replace summer curtains with heavy fabric drapes. By installing floor to ceiling window treatments hung outside the window frame, you contain most of the cold air between the window and the drapes. You may also hang a window-quilt or weather liner behind existing window treatments to control heat loss through the window units.
#3. Update with New Replacement Windows for Winter
Sometimes simple fixes aren’t enough. When aging home windows have more issues than a quick window treatment change can fix, it might be time to retire them. Installing high-performance ENERGY STAR certified replacement windows means you don’t have to hang heavy drapes to get rid of the drafty corners and pockets of frigid air.
Custom-crafted windows for each room in your home gives you instant access to lower heating and cooling bills, and more comfortable living spaces. No more windows leaking air and moisture. No more little snowflakes or ice or heavy condensation on your windows. No more hassles.
Enjoy Every Season with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows
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