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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in South Burlington, VT

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in South Burlington, VT

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 windows.

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 shades closed.
  • 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 the day.
  • 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:

  • 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. 
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.

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