There’s no debating that the environment
in Greensboro is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t great problems, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Proper
installation is essential to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally have
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to offer 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 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 give
you, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Greensboro, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
336-203-0576 or set up an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful 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 soar.