There’s no debating that the weather
in Providence is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced.
These aren’t huge 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 may
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy costs. Correct
installation is key to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by making seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize 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 offer the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so keep your shades open throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth during 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 may surprise you. If you think you’re a homeowner who works to improve
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows can
help you easily add something to the routine. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Providence, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
508-413-3004 or set up an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to 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 jump up.