Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Sunset Hills, MO

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There’s no debating that the environment in Sunset Hills 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 huge problems, but they can hinder your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically things that are relatively simple to handle as a homeowner, like appropriate 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 expenses. Appropriate installation is crucial to realizing the greatest benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize 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 shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home give you the best chance to give you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades open for extended periods during the day.
  • 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:

  • The heat of summer isn’t beneficial for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout the day when summer temps rise. 
While you may not normally 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 may help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Sunset Hills, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at (314) 207-0622 or arrange an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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