There’s no debating that the climate
in Traverse City is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to bring out any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great issues, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to fix
as a homeowner, like appropriate shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows can
help to save energy and likely save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Proper
installation is essential to reaping
the best benefit from shades, but you can better
those results by completing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows normally get
the least amount of sunlight, which means heat isn’t being gained, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home give you the best chance to provide warmth within your home, so remember to keep these shades
open for extended periods through
- Your east and west replacement windows can leave
you with a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not normally
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can give
you, they could surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows may
help you easily add something to the program. There are a host
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Traverse City, so stop by some time to check them out. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
231-538-2175 or set up an in-home consultation
with us utilizing our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t beneficial
for 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 rise.