Improve Energy Savings with Shades

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Asheville, NC

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There’s no debating that the climate in Asheville is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to highlight any problems such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be fixed. These aren’t great problems, but they can impact your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are usually things that are relatively simple to handle as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement windows.

Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows could help to save energy and likely save you money on your monthly energy expenses. Correct installation is crucial to gaining 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 usually 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 give you warmth within your home, so open your shades during the day.
  • Your east and west replacement windows can leave you with 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 helpful 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. 
While you may not commonly think about the insulation that replacement window shades can offer, they could surprise you. If you consider yourself to be a homeowner who works to better your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may help you easily add something to the mix. There are a variety of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Asheville, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 828-202-8673 or set up an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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