There’s no debating that the environment
in Concord is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great issues, but they can hinder
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are fairly simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is key to realizing
the most benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you employ your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to 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 leave you with the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide 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 might surprise you. If you see yourself as 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
Concord, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
603-225-1953 or arrange an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Make
sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps soar.