The cold season in
Santa Fe can really propel your utility bills to high levels. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to set up your home for the
cold and possibly save some money.
window sills and moving parts. Sand,
dirt, leaves and other debris can get caught in window sills
and moving parts of windows or doors —and this can cause sealing
problems. Clean these sections with a dry paintbrush to create
a packed seal and increase window
and door operation.
weather stripping. Unattached
weather stripping can let cold air in and effect
your home’s environment. Be sure to re-attach or restore
any unfastened weather stripping around windows and
the caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Extreme weather in the Santa Fe
area and fierce sunlight can form openings
in caulk or sealant around windows and doors. Check with a
local expert to determine if
fresh caulk or sealant needs to be put on your windows
or replace damaged exterior surfaces. Fractured or deteriorated wood on the
roof or near the foundation may permit cold air to seep
into your home. Check with a professional
to help improve any roof problems around your home.
storm doors. Storm doors add an extra layer of protection
from severe weather and also help reduce
air leakage. If you have storm doors, but they’re not running
well, it may be time for replacement doors.
old windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. If you have ancient
windows or doors or they have single-pane glass, you are probably paying too
much to heat your home. Replacement doors and windows
efficient, double, or triple pane glass made with shielding
argon can help save
money all year. Windows with snap-in, between-the-glass blinds or
shades can also help cloister your home from bitter
Want more information
about winterizing your windows and doors or about new windows or replacement
doors? Call the team at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest at 505-373-1286 or stop by our
showroom in Santa Fe.