While it may seem like you’ve got some time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in Jackson. Colder weather is on the horizon. However, there are tools you can use to ensure your home is ready. Here are some areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.
Windows can be a powerful tool in keeping your house warm throughout winter. First and foremost, check to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are generally more energy efficient as opposed to older models. Double-pane windows and other newer technology work to keep the cool air out and heat in your home. If you’re not in need of replacement windows, you should still check your windows to ensure they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can bring temperatures down and make your home feel drafty.
You can also use your curtains to stay comfortable. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to bring some extra warmth into your home. Once the sun sets, close the curtains to add a barrier between your windows and the warm air to prevent the loss of heat.
Your replacement doors can have a significant impact on the temperature in your home during the winter. As with windows, gaps around doors can influence your home’s heating efficiency. Make sure to check for gaps and seal them before winter starts. You should also consider installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an additional barrier to your home, and can help enhance energy efficiency.
If you’ve noticed some cracks in the exterior of your home, this is a great time to get them fixed. Deterioration to the outside of your home, especially wood surfaces, can be a warning of moisture damage. You’ll want to have a professional to take a look at the cracks and help you determine the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, don’t forget to protect exterior faucets to avoid burst pipes and destruction to your home.
If you’re ready to invest in replacement windows or a storm door to keep your home warmer, give the Pella of Jackson team a call at 307-733-0535, visit us in the Jackson showroom or schedule an in-home consultation with us online. We’d be happy to give you some assistance!