There’s no debating that the climate
in Springfield is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t huge problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is essential to reaping
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t much heat to be gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home leave you with the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through 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 offer, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the program. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Springfield, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
217-793-0550 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps soar.