There’s no debating that the weather
in Southern Pines 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 addressed.
These aren’t huge issues, but they can affect
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 may
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy bills. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the greatest 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 normally receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, 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 throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can offer a little added warmth throughout 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 think you’re a homeowner who works to improve
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
Southern Pines, so stop by some time to take a look at them. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
910-444-0729 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut during
the day when summer temps soar.