There’s no debating that the climate
in South Burlington is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to highlight any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t huge problems, but they can impact
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are pretty simple to handle
as a homeowner, like suitable shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and potentially save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Correct
installation is essential to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can heighten
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize 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 offer the best chance to give
you warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods throughout
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not routinely
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they may surprise you. If you consider yourself to
be 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 number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
South Burlington, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
(802) 557-0429 or schedule an in-home consultation
with us through our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t helpful for energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Be sure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps jump up.