There’s no debating that the weather
in North Carolina is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t big issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are pretty simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to get
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods during
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth during 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 see yourself as a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella showroom in
North Carolina, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
866-539-4196 or set up 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. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps soar.