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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Boone, NC

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Boone, NC

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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