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
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
- 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.