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How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Raleigh, North Carolina

How to improve your energy savings with shades on your replacement windows in Raleigh, North Carolina

There’s no debating that the weather in Raleigh is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes tend to bring out any problems such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be replaced. These aren’t great problems, but they can affect your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are typically 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 likely save you money on your monthly energy bills. Appropriate installation is key to reaping the most benefit from shades, but you can better those results by completing seasonal adjustments in the way you use your shades.

During Winter Months:

  • North windows normally get the least amount of sunlight, which means there isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the shades closed.
  • Replacement windows on the southern walls of your home offer the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades through 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 conducive to energy efficiency, as it can mean your system is running more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut through 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 see yourself as 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 Raleigh, so stop by some time to view all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at 919-324-0196 or arrange an in-home consultation with us through our online scheduler.

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