There’s no debating that the environment
in Long Island is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t great problems, but they can affect
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 could
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is essential to gaining
the greatest benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you use your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
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 give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth through 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 give
you, they could surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to better
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the mix. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Long Island, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
516-331-0031 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. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps jump up.