There’s no debating that the weather
in Terre Haute is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any deficiencies
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t great problems, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively simple to handle
as a homeowner, like appropriate 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 costs. Appropriate
installation is essential to gaining
the most 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 normally 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 offer you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open during
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth through 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 provide, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to better
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
Terre Haute, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
812-234-0729 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
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 soar.