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While Florida winters are not the harshest by far, they still can stir up quite a chill! Did you know you can prepare your house with the right window coverings? From blinds to curtains and much more, there’s a lot you can do to keep the cool air out and keep your energy bills low while ensuring you and your family stay toasty and comfortable all through the fall and winter.
Close Your Window Coverings
Blinds do more than just block out the light on too-bright days – they can also trap in the warm, comfy air. Windows can suck out heat and let in the cold air during the winter. Make sure you have properly fitting window coverings that close up tight to prevent losing heat. Close your blinds in the evening as the sun sets, too, so more warmth doesn’t escape overnight.
Mind Those Gaps
All a home needs is one window that doesn’t quite close or one door with unsealed cracks. Cool air will make it its mission to rush in and infiltrate even the coziest home. Put up weatherstripping around doors to stop the drafts. Make sure your insulation is holding strong to help trap in warmer air.
Rise With The Heat
Hot air rises, so while upstairs may be too hot in the summer, it can be nice in the fall and winter. Bedrooms on top floors will stay warmer longer, so you can close your window coverings and reduce your heat during the night with peace of mind. During the day, try to congregate in rooms that get plenty of sun so you can bask in unnatural (and free) warmth.
To keep your house stylish and functional, make an appointment today to get the right window treatments for the right rooms.