Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Colorado Springs, CO

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There’s no debating that the climate in Colorado Springs is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to bring out any issues such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed. These aren’t great issues, but they can impact your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually things that are fairly simple to take care of as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can help to save energy and likely save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is key to reaping the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten those results by implementing 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 shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so open your shades throughout the day.
  • 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:

  • 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 throughout the day when summer temps jump up. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give you, they might surprise you. If you consider yourself to be a homeowner who works to increase your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might help you easily add something to the routine. There are a host of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Colorado Springs, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at (888) 883-8364 or set up an in-home consultation with us utilizing our online scheduler.

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