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
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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.