There’s no debating that the environment
in Monroe is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to handle
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is key to realizing
the most benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by implementing 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 give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth throughout morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Monroe, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
203-295-4486 or set up an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps soar.