Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Owensboro, KY

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There’s no debating that the environment in Owensboro is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any problems such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t huge concerns, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally things that are fairly simple to take care of as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may help to save energy and probably save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is essential to reaping the best benefit from shades, but you can better those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in the way you utilize your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows tend to get the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being 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 provide a little added warmth throughout morning hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.

During Summer Months:

  • The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Make sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through the day when summer temps rise. 
While you may not normally think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can help you easily add something to the mix. There are a number of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Owensboro, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 270-684-3028 or schedule an in-home consultation with us using our online scheduler.

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