Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Evansville, IN

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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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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