Winters in Snohomish County can be quite chilly. If your house is too cold, you might be tempted to turn up the heat. Stop and check your windows first. Warm air might be escaping your home through improperly sealed or drafty panes. Here’s how to insulate your window for winter—and save energy (and money!) over the course of the season.
How To Insulate Your Windows For Winter
1. Purchase a draft snake.
Looking for the cheapest route? Draft snakes are simply fabric tubes made to fit in window sills or under the front door to keep out cold air or keep warm air from escaping. If you have an older home, you might notice gaps between your doors or windows from years of settling. Adding a draft snake can be an inexpensive way to keep warm air inside your home during the winter. However, it’s not always the best solution. If you’ve already tried this—with little luck—it might be time to consider a window treatment update.
2. Choose thicker curtains.
Installing thicker window treatments can also be an inexpensive way to hold in heat (and keep chilly winter air out!). If insulation is the goal, just make sure to choose curtains with a thermal lining—or tell your Budget Blinds professional the reasoning for updating your window treatments and we’ll point you in the right direction.
3. Have a professional install cellular shades.
Want to upgrade to something even better than curtains? Cellular shades are the way to go. By allowing light to filter in, you’ll never ever notice the extra protection from the elements (except you may find yourself with lower heating bills and warmer, cozier home temperatures!). And, when you choose Budget Blinds, we can help find cellular shades for your windows at a price you can afford.
4. Layer treatments.
Sometimes one set of curtains is simply not enough. For the ultimate protection against the Washington winter, layer your window treatments. Installing thermal lined curtain or drapes over cellular shades can give you double the insulation—which is ideal for older homes with drafty windows and doors. Not sure what works together? Our team can help create a stunning visual display for any room in your home.
Looking for Window Winter Warmth? Choose Budget Blinds of Snohomish County
Don’t let the Washington winter get you down. Stay warm and cozy without jacking up your heating bill by installing new window treatments today. Live in a space you love. At Budget Blinds of Snohomish County, we can help you enhance your home with new window treatments that best meet your insulation needs. Whether you’re interested in a set of cellular shades or thermal drapes, we can help you find what is right for you and your budget. Here’s why your friends and neighbors choose to work with us.
Ready to replace your window treatments to improve insulation? To learn more about our wide selection of quality window treatments, contact Budget Blinds of Snohomish County online or give us a call at 425-263-9138 to schedule a consultation.