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
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
- 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.