There’s no debating that the weather
in Boone is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are pretty simple to fix
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Appropriate
installation is crucial to reaping
the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth through morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the program. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Boone, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
828-202-8489 or set up an in-home consultation
with us using 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.