There’s no debating that the weather
in West Springfield is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any problems
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed.
These aren’t great issues, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically
things that are pretty 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. Appropriate
installation is essential to gaining
the greatest 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 there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, 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 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 provide, they might surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be 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 number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
West Springfield, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
(413) 561-7599 or set up an in-home consultation
with us using 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.