There’s no debating that the environment
in Charlotte is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t big problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually
things that are relatively 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 bills. Proper
installation is crucial to realizing
the most benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally get
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 leave you with the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so open your shades during
- 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 normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they might surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the program. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Charlotte, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
704-228-9149 or set up 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 throughout
the day when summer temps soar.