There’s no debating that the environment
in Boston is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any problems
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 fairly simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows usually receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being 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 keep your shades open during
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth throughout 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 offer, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Boston, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
617-712-2342 or set up an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- 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 through
the day when summer temps jump up.