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
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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.