While it could seem like you’ve got a fair amount of time to prep for winter, temperatures are already dropping in El Paso. Colder weather is on the horizon. Luckily, there are tools you can use to make sure your home is ready. Here are some areas to focus on while you prepare for the winter ahead.
Windows can be a great tool in keeping your indoor space warm throughout winter. First and foremost, look to see if your windows need replacing. Newer replacement window models are typically more energy efficient compared to older models. Double-pane windows and other newer technology work to keep cold out and heat in your home. If you’re not in need of replacement windows, you should still check your windows to confirm they don’t need additional insulation. Gaps can bring temperatures down and make your home feel drafty.
Your curtains can also help with your home comfort. During the day, opening curtains lets in sunlight to create 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 reduce heat loss.
Your replacement doors can have a big 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 think about installing a storm door. Storm doors provide an added barrier to your home, and can help optimize energy efficiency.
If you’ve observed some cracks in the exterior of your home, it is the ideal 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 bring in a professional to evaluate the cracks and help you identify the best solution. And while you are checking the exterior of your home, be sure to protect exterior faucets to avoid burst pipes and harm 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 El Paso experts a call at 915-213-1497, visit us in the El Paso showroom or arrange an in-home consultation with us online. We will happily give you some assistance!