There’s no debating that the climate
in Decatur is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are relatively simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable 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 essential to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
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 offer the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Decatur, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
217-423-7722 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. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps rise.