There’s no debating that the climate
in Evansville is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t big issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are fairly simple to handle
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Appropriate
installation is essential to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually 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 open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth through 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 give
you, they may 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 program. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Evansville, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
812-228-7000 or set up an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps rise.