There’s no debating that the climate
in Greenfield is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great problems, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
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 can
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is crucial to realizing
the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to have
the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t much heat to be gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home offer the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth during 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 provide, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be 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 variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Greenfield, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
(413) 829-0299 or schedule 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. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps rise.