There’s no debating that the climate
in Rochester is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t great problems, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use 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 leave you with the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with 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 offer, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Rochester, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
507-847-1060 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps soar.