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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Shrewsbury, MA

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Shrewsbury, MA

There’s no debating that the environment in Shrewsbury is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to bring out any problems such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t big problems, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are pretty simple to take care of as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and likely save you money on your monthly energy costs. Correct installation is key to reaping the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in the way you employ your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows normally get the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades through the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout morning hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.

During Summer Months:

  • The heat of summer isn’t beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through the day when summer temps soar. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give you, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to be a homeowner who works to improve your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might help you easily add something to the routine. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Shrewsbury, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at (508) 925-7149 or schedule an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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